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



The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers



The Mining Institute of Scotland


WCI World Coal Institute


See also UK Industry Organisations & Trade Associations - Minerals & Mining



Cleveland Potash


Davis Derby


IMC IMC Group Holdings Limited


Rio Tinto


Scottish Coal


Wardell Armstrong



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.