Training Tutorials

Did you know that 1 in 4 properties sit on Britain’s coalfield and there are over 173,500 recorded mine entries in our database. It’s no surprise then that we’re known as a trusted provider of coal mining information, reports and advisory services to the legal and property sectors.

Public safety is a big part of our remit as our purpose is to protect people and the environment in mining areas. Our coal mining reports provide support and guidance to those living in coalfield areas. They are designed to provide confidence and trust to customers buying a property or piece of land for development.

To help you decide which report is the right one to meet your needs, we have produced the training tutorials on this page. They provide a short overview of our reports and services.  

If you have any feedback on our training tutorials or need any further help or advice in choosing a report, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

If you spot a mining hazard, you can report this to us 24/7 by calling 0800 288 4242.

Opening a credit account

How to open a credit account with the Coal Authority.

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CON29M Report

Our CON29M Coal Mining Reports, provide peace of mind to those living on and off the coalfield. Updated with the latest Law Society guidance, our reports are a vital tool in detailing key coal mining risks when handing residential and non-residential property transactions.

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What is a Coal Mining Risk Assessment (CMRA), and how it can help when buying land in a high risk development area.

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Added Value Reports

If a risk is flagged in any of the core Coal Authority’s mining reports, what happens next?

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Consultant’s Report

Designed by environmental consultants and geotechnical engineers, this report provides essential data and guidance on historic coal mining activity and the potential issues that could affect your site.

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Ground Stability Report

Our Ground Stability Report combines our leading CON29M with data from the British Geological Survey (BGS) highlighting specific information on any potential natural hazards.

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No Search Certificate

With the coalfield covering 11% of Britain, and with a proportion of the coal mining activity being unrecorded, it’s important to safeguard customers against any potential hidden risks impacting their property.

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Enviro All-in-One Report

The Enviro All-in-One Report combines the official Coal Authority’s CON29M report and environment information supplied by Groundsure.  

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