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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 keep 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.