Sygun Copper Mine

Risk Assessment For Sygun Copper Mine

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UNDERGROUND

Item Activity, Design, Process & Material Hazard Actions To Reduce Risk Risk Assessment Low/Med/High
1A Tunnels or passages Darkness Lighting system illuminates all areas Lighting system is checked on a daily basis Low
1B Disorientation Directional signs indicate route Low
1C Straying from route Directional signs indicate route and barriers placed to unauthorized areas Low
1D Overcrowding Visitors access to underground is regulated to prevent overcrowding Low
1E Claustrophobia Visitors are informed of size of tunnels and length of route Low
2A Floor surface Slipping on surface Non skid (grooved) concrete surfaces, non skid steel grilles and handrails are provided Low
3A Ceiling Ceiling Low ceiling – hitting head Helmets provided and must be worn Low
4A Lighting Failure Emergency lighting system operates id failure of main power Low
5A Ventilation Lack of ventilation Good ventilation is maintained by having a number of connections to surface air Low
6A Radon Exposure to radon gas Radon gas monitoring has been completed and concentrations are below action level. Good ventilation throughout the mine minimizes risk of exposure Low
7A Physical accident Tending to casualty There are first aid supplies and list of emergency rescue phone numbers located at the visitor centre Low

SURFACE

Item Activity, Design, Process & Material Hazard Actions To Reduce Risk Risk Assessment Low/Med/High
8A Walkways Slipping on gravel surface Maintaining surface and advise visitors of terrain Low
9A Rock exposures Failing rock All walk ways are situated away from these areas Low
10A Spoil material Loose or failing soil All walk ways are situated away from these areas Low
11A Physical accident Tending to casualty See item 7A Low
12A Adventure Playground Failing off equipment All relevant areas have appropriate surfaces. Signs indicate all children must be supervised by a responsible adult
There are first aid supplies and list of emergency rescue phone numbers located at the visitor centre
Low
  • Date of Assessment: July 2017
  • Name: B Ward-Manager
  • Review Date: August 2019 (unless changes are made and earlier review required)

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Opening Times

We are open:
10th February - 10th November
27th December - 2nd January

9.30am - 5.00pm during British summer time

10.00am - 4.00pm during British winter time

Keep in Touch

Phone: 01766 890595

Email: sygunmine@hotmail.com

Address: Sygun Copper Mine Beddgelert, Gwynedd LL55 4NE UK.

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