6 Small but Important things to observe in mining inspection

Mining inspection and safety may help you meet the definite information about inspections, certifications, training and necessary rules and regulations related to the mining industry.

The major duty of mine inspections and safety office is to enter the mining area inspect and examination of all the mining operations within Wyoming whether those operations are in the process of development, operation, and construction. Mining inspections also enforces different major rules and regulations that support health and safety aspects there.

Mine Safety and Health Administration is required to inspect every four times a year. This is also important to inspect each surface mine twice a year for health and safety compliance.

There are certain mines with a high level of toxic gases and explosives that are inspected often. Inspection is also conducted in response to hazardous conditions.

The other duty of mine Inspection Company is to provide robust for many other components involved in mines that are hoists, conveyances, furnaces, crushers, process mining, tanks, and pressure vesicles.

The company’s main aim is to provide help is to minimize safety and environmental risk by completing the routine inspections of all the critical assets at your mining area, mills, smelters, and quarries.


In a crucial condition that also requires the inspections of intimate knowledge of pressure types of equipment damage /wear mechanism and other processes. This is essential to inspect all these things.

There are other important small but important things are useful for inspection.

  1. Topsoil Inspection

This is at least six inches of topsoil should be removed from an area before drilling, blasting, and overburden removal.

Topsoil stockpiled or immediately loaded in the trucks and redistributed in the backfilled areas.

Topsoil replacement should be inspected. Is the replaced topsoil of informed thickness?  

Has soil been redistributed to avoid excessive compaction? If a topsoil substitute is not used, ask why the substitute is better than the original topsoil. Has replaced topsoil been mulched or otherwise treated to protect against erosion?

  1. Road constructions and maintenance inspection

Road constructions and maintenance are another part to be inspected.

Here the mining officer inspection takes following things to verify. Was topsoil removed before constructions? Are mining roads on benches, ridges or other stable or flat area? Are the away from the valley floor? Is road too steep to protect against erosion?

Do they allow for proper maintenance? Are roads drained adequately?  Are drainage pipes and culverts placed where needed? Are there ditches parallel to the road? Are the road maintained?

Were design and constructions of primary roads certified by a registered and allowed expert engineer? Are their gullies in the road? Is there standing water in the roadbed?

  1. Blasting procedure inspection

Blasting procedure inspections are the major area that requires a thorough inspection by an expert. These are the points that require inspection.

Was a pre-blast survey conducted?  Was a written report provided by the experts? Was the blasting schedule produced? Was a written report provided? Was this schedule compiled?

Was blasting conducted during in day time? Did the operator provide the audible warning prior to each blast to the other people? Did flew rock travel more than half the distance to occupy the dwelling? These are the certain important points that should be taken care of by the inspection officer in the observation of the mines.

  1. Backfilling and grading inspection

During backfilling and grading inspection following point to be inspected by an inspection officer.

Were slopes restored to “approximate original contour”? Have high walls and depression been completely eliminated? Have all toxic materials been covered or treated to protect against toxic gases, acids or mines drainage? Is the final grading parallel to the contour of the land?

  1. Disposal of excess soil inspection

We inspect these points. Is spoiling being disposed of within the permit area of the approved site? Is the disposal site on a moderately sloping and stable area?

  1. Coal waste inspection

In this area the following things are inspected. Does an approved disposal area exist? Was the disposal area designed and constructed to ensure stability. Was designed area designed and certified by the engineer?

These are small but important things to be observed in a mining inspection.

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