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› The SSE is the most senior person employed at a mine and is responsible for that mine’s operations. Mine Operators » To ensure the risk to workers while at the mine is at an acceptable level (including providing a safe place of work, safe plant and maintaining plant in a safe state).

Recognised Standard 22 states a way for a Site Senior Executive (SSE) to develop and maintain a management structure in accordance with the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (CMSHA) to ensure the risk from coal mining operations is at an acceptable level.

This standard outlines a method of representative sampling and testing roadway dust samples to ensure that the required level of suitable incombustible material as specified in the regulations is maintained in the mine workings.

An acceptable level of risk is defined in the legislation7 as within acceptable limits and as low as reasonably achievable. The requirement for the system to be dynamic cannot be over emphasised.

Recognised Standards are standards derived from the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence and Commitment (UK-SPEC), such as proprietary sector-specific or specialist standards published by the Engineering Council and standards derived from UK-SPEC by Licensees in accordance with our Guidance.

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