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Legislation

The Mines Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2015 and replace all previous mine specific health and safety legislation. The Regulations complement the considerable amount of general health and safety legislation that applies to those people in Britain who work in the mining industry.

Other health and safety legislation that applies to mining operations

The Mines Regulations 2014 make specific reference to other health and safety regulations which apply to mining operations.

There are other general health and safety regulations that are not listed above but which may apply at mines.

The list is not exhaustive.

Other HSE-issued guidance documents on mining topics, not directly linked to regulations

Further guidance on mine specific topics is available via the mining information page where it can be viewed or downloaded from the HSE website. 

Updated 2021-01-25