This page provides access to health and safety guidance and other information for people working in the mining industry and others who have an interest in mine safety.

New guidance resulting from the introduction of the Mines Regulations 2014 (MR14)

Existing guidance

Some of these documents are under review because they contain references to legislation that has been replaced by the Mines Regulations 2014, however they remain an important source of information and guidance and should be referred to as appropriate.

Safety alerts

Fire and explosion

Ground control

Power systems


Occupational health

Shafts and winding

Escape and rescue

Guidance and information on the role and design of safe havens in arrangements for escape from mines (Mines08)


Industry advisory committees

  • Mining Industry Committee (MIC) - formerly the Deep Mined Coal Industry Advisory Committee (DMCIAC)
  • Mining Qualifications Board (MQB)
  • SHMRAB Research Reviews

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