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Document ID (ISN)107335
CIS number 07-1349
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2515-X
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report 448
Health and Safety Executive
Title Mines rescue arrangements: Future options
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. vii, 66p. Illus. Price: GBP 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract The objective of the work described in this report was to examine alternative structures for the provision of mine rescue arrangements in the United Kingdom and to assess their relative merits against credible scenarios for the future of the coal mining sector. It involved face-to-face interviews with various government bodies and with all the coal mining enterprises currently operating in the country. Findings are discussed. Topics addressed: current rescue provisions in the United Kingdom; financial income of the Mines Rescue Service Limited (MRSL); views of mine owners and of MRSL staff; potential effects of future changes in United Kingdom coal production; summary position of mines rescue in the United Kingdom; mines rescue organizations in other countries; other rescue organizations in the United Kingdom; potential future options; conclusions and recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; underground mining; coal mining; role of government; rescue organization
Descriptors (secondary) Ukraine; Australia; Canada; USA; South Africa; report; comparative study; Spain; France; economic aspects; survey; safety training in industry; Germany
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
First aid and emergency organization