Applying for a mining safety permit

A mining safety permit is applied for from Tukes. The requirements for the content of an application are provided for in Section 122 of the Mining Act (621/2011). The requirements laid down in Section 20 of the Mining Decree (391/2012) and in Section of the Decree on Mining Safety (1571/2011) must also be taken into consideration. In addition to information on the applicant, at least the following pieces of information must be appended to the application: the operating principles that the mining operator has in place for the prevention of accidents, an assessment of the elements endangering mining safety, and an internal rescue plan and a general plan.


A guide to mining safety regulations published by Tukes Kaivosturvallisuussäädökset (pdf, 0.7 Mt, available in Finnish) provides statutory regulations regarding the mining permit, the person in charge of mining safety, and the hoisting installations.  


For more information on mining safety and mining safety permits, contact Ossi Leinonen or Aki Ijäs.