Mines Safety

Mines Safety

A safe worker is a motivated worker. Safety in the working condition encourages for more productivity and self confidence among the workers.

Mines are classified into two categories (a) Coal & (b) Non-coal (Metal). GMDC is mining Lignite, Bauxite, Fluorspar, silica sand etc. Mining of coal & lignite is regulated by Coal Mines Regulations 1957. Whereas other minerals like Fluorspar, Bauxite etc. by the Metalliferous Mines Regulations 1961.

The Corporation has highly qualified mining engineers & mine managers for effective planning, supervision, control, management & directions to all the mining projects as per the stipulated norms of the Mines Act 1952. All safety norms are maintained. Modern protective appliances (Safety shoes, helmet, respirator etc.) are issued regularly. Workmen Inspectors are also appointed for effective implementation of safety rules & regulations. Each mine is having safety & training Dept. headed by qualified engineers & such safety & training activity is monitored at Head Office level by G.M. who reports to Managing Director.

Regular Safety Committee meetings are held at all the mines under the Chairmanship of Mines Manager, to review the status of implementations of statute and provide a safe & healthy working environment to the workers. Annual safety week is organized under the guidance of DGMS (Director General of Mines Safety) in competitive manner & the most safe mines workers, safety suggestions, slogans, posters are rewarded. In addition, regular seminar on safety are held & engineers / workers are sent for specific training to various mines of India & educational Institutes.

Finally to create a consciousness & to implement the safety rules & regulations a Tripartite Meeting is held once every year represented by the management / Director General of Mines safety / unions of GMDC. The Company is putting efforts for a zero accident rate and so far our performance in this area and environment protection is very much encouraging, maintaining a high productivity.

Performance of Gadhsisa group of bauxite mines, M/s GMDC Ltd. in the 3rd Gujarat Metalliferous Mines Safety Week 2013 competition held under the ageis of Directorate General of Mines Safety, Ahmedabad region.

B1 Group Mechanized Mines

Sr No. Award Category First Second Third
1 Mine Working Roha-Kotada
2 Haul Road Maintenance & Transportation Wandh-1
3 Blasting Practices, Storage & Transportation Ratadiya- Nagrecha
4 Health, Safety, Welfare & Occupational Health Wandh-1 Daban-Wamoti
5 Vocational Training & Statutory Records Maintenance Roha-Kotada Daban-Wamoti
6 Publicity, Propaganda & Fire Fighting
7 Overall Performance Wandh-1 Roha-Kotada

B2 Group Manual Mines

Sr No. Award Category First Second Third
1 Mine Working Goniyasar
2 Haul Road Maintenance & Transportation Nandra Balachod
3 Blasting Practices, Storage & Transportation Naredi
4 Health, Safety, Welfare & Occupational Health Goniyasar
5 Vocational Training & Statutory Records Maintenance Goniyasar Nandra
6 Publicity, Propaganda & Fire Fighting Naredi
7 Overall Performance Goniyasar Nandra

Winners of Contractor

Subject Prizes Name of Contractor & Mine
Overall Performance 1 Rbl - Durga, GMDC Tadkeshwar Mines
2 P.C.Patel & Co, GMDC Mata no madh Mines
3 H.D.Enterprise, GIPCL Vastan Mines & ASDC P Ltd., GMDC Panandharo Mines

Gujarat Lignite Mines Safety Week 2011-12 Celebrated from 5th February’2012 to 12th February’2012 :

Winners of Mines

Subject Pizes Name of Mine
Overall Performance 1 Panandharo Lignite Mine, GMDC
2 Mangrol Lignite Mine, GIPCL & Mata no madh Lignite Mine, GMDC
3 Tadkeshwar Lignite Mine, GMDC

Winners of Contractor

Subject Prizes Name of Contractor & Mine
Overall Performance 1 Rbl - Durga, GMDC Tadkeshwar Mines
2 P.C.Patel & Co, GMDC Mata no madh Mines
3 H.D.Enterprise, GIPCL Vastan Mines & ASDC P Ltd., GMDC Panandharo Mines
Safety & Swachhata work done by Lignite Project, Rajpardi