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Document ID (ISN)104416
CIS number 05-721
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2128-6
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission
Title Guidance on the design, installation and use of free standing support systems (including powered supports) in coal mines
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2002. iv, 56p. Illus. 17 ref. Price: GBP 11.00.
Abstract This guidance sets out the key elements for the safe use of free standing support systems. Topics covered: definition of free standing support systems; legal framework; assessing ground conditions; preparing the design, implementing the design; assessing the adequacy of free standing support systems; notifying HSE of significant changes to the support systems; setting and withdrawing supports; support materials.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; support of mineworkings; safety by design; coal mining; propping
Descriptors (secondary) trenching and excavating; legal aspects; safety guides; glossary; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying