Mines and quarries

We are responsible for safety inspections of all disused mine and quarry tips under the Mines and Quarries Tips Act 1969 on a regular basis.


Working mines and quarries are inspected by the Health and Safety Executive.

We also maintain a register of non-coal shafts in the county.

The treatment of disused lead mine shafts document below is a guide to good practice. It covers the roles and responsibilities, environmental issues, treatment methods and shaft treatments.

Related documents

The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)