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Document ID (ISN)76738
CIS number 01-802
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1778-5
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 264/2000
Author(s) Hurt K.G., MacAndrew K., Bigby D.N.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Handbook on ground control at small coal mines
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. iii, 59p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: GBP 25.00.
Abstract This handbook contains advice on the geotechnical aspects of ground control intended for small coalmine operators. It should be read in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) document Guidance on the design, installation and use of free standing support systems in coal mines (HSE, 2000), which gives specific advice on support systems, including those typically used in small mines. The handbook is the result of a research project funded by HSE to assist small mines to improve support safety and comply with the new ground control regulations which came into force in December 1999. The handbook contains advice derived from the research undertaken. A full report on the research project is available through HSE Mines Inspectorate.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; coal mining; soil stability
Descriptors (secondary) occupational safety; strength of materials; geological factors; United Kingdom; hazard evaluation; report; drilling and boring (rock, earth); support of mineworkings; legal aspects
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) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Trenching and excavating
Mining and quarrying