542-0327/09 – 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 graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HER174 Ing. Marek Herčzík, Ph.D.
JAR60 Ing. Mária Jarolimová, Ph.D.
VOK0019 Ing. et Ing. Michal Vokurka
ZAP015 doc. Ing. Pavel Zapletal, 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
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+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 Pavelek, Zdeněk. Monitoring mine rescuers' exposure to heat in an environment with the risk of explosion. Ed. 1st. Košice: Technická univerzita v Košiciach, 2014. ISBN 978-80-553-1801-1. Kicki, Jerzy a Eugeniusz Sobczyk, ed. International Mining Forum: new technologies in underground mining safety in mines. Leiden: A.A. Balkema, c2004. ISBN 90-5809-607-6. HUDEČEK, Vlastimil. Protection of employees against the consequences of rock and gas outbursts in the Czech republic. Ed. 1st. Košice: Technická univerzita v Košiciach, 2014. ISBN 978-80-553-1773-1.

Recommended literature:

MÍČEK, Dalibor. Ventilation and air conditioning od mines and quarries. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2005. ISBN 80-248-0812-9. ADAMUS, Alois a Jindřich ŠANCER. Binary indicators of thermal oxidation of Ostrava-Karviná district coal. Sborník vědeckých prací Vysoké školy báňské - Technické univerzity Ostrava. Řada hornicko-geologická b. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2005, 51(2), 1-7. ISSN 0474-8476. ZUBÍČEK, Václav. Selected methods for determining susceptibility to spontaneous combustion of coal mass in The Czech Republic and foregin countries. Košice: BERG Faculty TU Košice, 2015. ISBN 978-80-553-2264-3. HUDEČEK, Vlastimil, Pavel ZAPLETAL a Václav ZUBÍČEK. The Protection Against Methane Leakage from Undermined Areas. Inżynierii Mineralnej. Polskie towarzystwo przeróbki kopalin, 2015, 35(1 Styczeń-Czerwiec), s. 115-119. ISSN 1640-4920.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Praktical work - project, test


Other requirements

Praktical work - project, test


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

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: 2019/2020 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
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2019/2020 (B0724A290001) Mining of Mineral Resources K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan

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