Mines and Tunnels Inspection Scheme

Due to access issues this project is currently on hold

The Scheme had been in place since 1996 and was intended to provide clear guidance for Outdoor Activity Providers on the suitability of Mine and Tunnel sites for Group visits.
The Inspection took place once every two years and sites covered by the report were:

  • Dinas Silica Mines – Black Hole Mine and Blue Stal Mine
  • Tunnels and Culverts at Torpantau (Blaen y Glyn area), Clydach (near Ogof Clogwyn) and Cwm Dyar.

The inspection last took place on 9th April 2011.

As access has not been granted to inspect the Dinas mines it has not been deemed financially viable to run the inspection. When this situation changes the inspections will restart.
Organisations using any of these sites were recommended to subscribe to this scheme to ensure that their commitments are met in ensuring safe use of the sites from an Insurance, Licensing and HSE point of view. Mines are considered to be ‘places of work’ for anybody taking a group into them, this scheme being a means of satisfying the need to determine the ongoing suitability for access of such sites.

Subscription was £35 for two years.