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United Kingdom

Mines mechanic (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Mining mechanic
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Mines mechanic
    United Kingdom
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Regulation 17 of The Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    National regulations due for amendment in late 2014/early 2015 which may result in this profession no longer being regulated on the basis of a qualification requirement
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Responsible for mechanical technical work for all mechanical equipment at the coal mine.
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