Mining technology links
Government and Legislative Bodies
HSE Health and Safety Executive
ICMM International Council on Mining and Metals
SHMRAB Safety and Health in Mines Research Advisory Board
The Safety and Health in Mines Research Advisory Board is chaired by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Mines and has up to ten members representing employers and employees in the British Coal mining industry and eight advisor members, including a representative of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, with relevant expertise in research or mining. As well as advising the Health and Safety Commission and Executive, SHMRAB provides a forum for the exchange of information on research in progress and it produces an annual review for the deep mined coal industry on research matters relevant to improving health and safety standards in the Industry.
Trade Associations and Institutes
AUCA American Underground Construction Association
BGA The British Geotechnical Association (BGA)
BGS British Geological Survey
BTS The British Tunnelling Society (BTS)
Coalpro The Confederation of United Kingdom Coal Producers
ICE The Institution of Civil Engineers - Ground Engineering
MIME Midland Institute of Mining Engineers
Minsouth London and Southern Counties Mineral Industries Institute
WCI World Coal Institute
IMC IMC Group Holdings Limited
CRIRSCO and Reporting Code
CRIRSCO - the Combined Reserves International Reporting Standards Committee - is the international committee which coordinates the activities of the national reporting committees including PERC, JORC (Australasia), SAMREC (S.Africa), CIM (Canada), IMEC (Chile), and SME (USA).
Pan-European Reserves and Resources Reporting Committee (PERC) - now manages the Reporting Code. PERC was set up in 2006 as a sub-committee of the IOM3 Applied Earth Science Division, but PERC's membership has now been broadened to represent a cross section of the minerals industry and to include other relevant professional bodies in the UK and Europe.