Keeping people safe

The Coal Authority provide a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week hazard reporting service, to help protect the public from hazards caused by past coal workings, such as a mine shaft or shallow working collapse.

In 2022-23 the public safety and subsidence team carried out 10,476 mine entry inspections and responded to 770 mining hazards and subsidence claims.

Knowing what data and information is held at a site is a critical part of the initial research and risk assessment. Understanding what the potential issues might be, the location of mine entries and the expected extent of shallow underground workings enables the team to make quicker, more informed decisions to keep people safe.

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