Mine Workings

Mine workings include all areas where mineral has been extracted including shafts, staple pits, underground roadways, stopes, longwall workings, board and pillar workings, headings, water lodges and any boreholes associated with the mine, for example for ventilation, cable routes, pumping, methane drainage, proving of reserves and probing in connection with prevention of inrushes.

Source: A Guide to the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995, Guidance on Regulations (UK HSE L72), Second Edition, 2008. Regulatory Guidance

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