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Legislation for Mine Environmental Control
02 SEP 19
Start date
06 SEP 19
End date
R16,245.00

Aims of the Course

The aim of this module is to give the students a practical understanding of the relevant legislation with which the mine environmental control officer deals on a daily basis.


Course Pre-requisites 

  • Minimum entry requirements for full MEC qualification is an Chamber of Mines Intermediate Certificate in Mine Environmental Control or the NQF 4 QCTO Ventilation Officer qualification.
  • Entry for certificate of attendance or completion of some of the modules within the MEC qualification is an Grade 12 certificate with Maths and Science. Students with matric entry will also be able to complete the assignments and exams for recognition of for the module for which they enrolled as an occasional student, but will not be able to complete all modules and will not be credited with the full qualification.
  • Entry and registration in any particular module is subject to the university’s rights to cancel an individual module.


Course Content

The content of the course will include the following:

  • Practical application of the Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Asbestos Regulations 2001, and Lead Regulations 2001. 
  • Knowledge of the guideline for the Compilation of Mandatory Codes of Practice relating to various subjects such as flammable gas and coal dust explosions in collieries and other than coal mines, exposure to airborne pollutants, thermal stress noise, cyanide management and trackless mobile machinery.

Learning Outcome

After completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge of the Mine Health and Safety Act and relevant regulations.
  • Apply the knowledge of the relevant guidelines for the compilation of mandatory codes of practice issued by the Department of Mineral Resources


Method of Assessment

Successful completion of an exam (70%) and assessment (30%). 


Number of Notional Study Hours: 100




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