542-0327/08 – Mines rescue and safety (HRZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Václav Zubíček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Václav Zubíček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JAR60 Ing. Mária Jarolimová, Ph.D.
ZUB021 Ing. Václav Zubíček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of the subject is to create the ability of students to understand and interpret learned information in the fields of mining risks and mines rescue.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


The subject contents the summary of risks in mining - explosion of flammable gases and coal dust, underground fires, spontaneous combustion, rock and gas outburts, etc. and the principles of the safety engineering in mining as labour safety, environmental science - mine gases, heat in mines, mine dust and health hazard, explosion protection, ignition protection etc. The part of mines rescue service contents their organization, equipment, training, legislation and activities as firefighting technologies in CZ and abroad.

Compulsory literature:

Adamus.A.: Mining Risks and Safety, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Ostrava 2005, ISBN 80-248-0813-7

Recommended literature:

Mines Rescue Service Manual, SCCL, Ramagundam, 2005

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Praktical work,test


Další požadavky na studenta



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The risks of mining activities and their control Risk-gas in the mine atmosphere, typical causes of unsafe conditions and their management, controlling the output of methane, mine degassing for contol, long work firedamp Centre, aerodynamics caving areas Plynodajnosti-forecast vertical and horizontal pieces and faces, methane layer -Risk of coal and rock dust, coal dust explosions, explosion mechanism, technical measures for the disposal of dust, irrigation coal seams and surrounding rock, protective measures against explosions and transmission explosions -Protection against noise and vibration The risk of improper lighting-mining sites Plynodynamické-effects - tremors, rock and gas outbursts, the conditions of formation, prognosis, active agents for the prevention Mine fires, endogenous and exogenous, their identification and control Risk-inrushes water and bahnin, conditions of, technical measures prevention of inrush -Fires in the underground, the theory of spontaneous combustion fire and mash in underground -Control of mine fires - a tactic inerting -Construction of dams, dikes and types of equipment Tactics-rescue actions in different types of accidents in underground self-rescue devices, technical rescue equipment, the use of computer technology in the field of ventilation and Mine Rescue -The latest findings from the field, the economic consequences of emergencies and emergency situations in the operation of the mine hazard, selected games, the latest information on conferences, seminars, research work at home and abroad in the ventilation and rescue Exercises outline: 1.Basic factors affecting the level of safety and hygiene. 2.Draft ventilation and safety equipment on the mine maps. 3.Degazace faces. The development program for individual faces degassing conditions (according to the mine maps). 4.Riziko health nuisances such as dust. Protection against harmful effects of dust. 5.Riziko noise and vibration. Sources of noise. Effects of noise on human organism. Measures against the harmful effects of noise. 6.Protizáparová prevention. Preventive inerting caving area nitrogen gas. 7.Způsoby disposal of mine fires. 8.Teplotní reach of fire products, větrního current reversal. 9.Výbušnost fire gases, the method of calculating the explosion. Entering and solutions semester program. 10.Hašení mine fires paroplynovými generators, economic evaluation. 11.Zavlažování, humidity measurement. 12.Typy sebezáchranných devices and their functions. Practical exercises rescue device. 13.Zásady giving first aid to the afflicted, the necessary materials and equipment. 14.Opakování memorized the problem, any advice for problem topics. Granting credits.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Combined form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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