There are a number of cave systems that also include an element of use of mine systems. To avoid the need to have mine exploration and caving permits for these systems when the mine system use is minimal, a number of these systems have been defined as caves, so mine exploration permits, mine inspection reports etc are not required. The full list is included in the caving factsheet.
Updated resource (March 2011):
FS120451 Caving. Added list of joint cave / mine systems that are classed as caves
Due to the different techniques and hazards involved, the caving permit has been split away from mines, and a new mine exploration permit introduced. The types and levels of mine exploration permit mirror those available for caving but look specifically at the skills required and experience in mines. For both caves and mine exploration there is also a new level of permit ‘...with SRT for the Leader’ that allows the permit holder to use SRT, but not the rest of the group.
New resources (September 2010):
Updated resources (September 2010):
For systems that do require Mine Inspection Reports:
Assistant County/Area/District Commissioner Activities, Regional Activities Advisers (Scotland),
Assessors for caving and mine exploration, Advisors for caving,
caving and mine exploration permit holders, Northern Ireland and Scotland Advisers for Activities,
Wales Commissioner for Activities, Wales / Northern Ireland / Scotland Headquarters
Following the introduction of the requirement for all mine exploration to take place in mines that have a current inspection report, we have been working with some of the bodies that hold such reports to gain access to them for members of The Scout Association. We’re pleased to say we now have access to a number of these documents, most notably for the Peak District and South Wales.
The current list of inspection reports that we have access to, along with details of how to get hold of them on the mine inspection reports webpage.
This list will be updated when further reports are accessed. If there are other mine inspection reports that you would like us to try and get access to, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
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