542-0953/03 – Mining Risks and Safety (BRH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Pavel Zapletal, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Pavel Zapletal, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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ZAP015 doc. Ing. Pavel Zapletal, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to study the risks of inappropriate composition of the atmosphere, the risk of dust, the risk of explosion gases, vapors and dusts, the risk of mine fires, the risk of ionizing radiation, health risks, other risks. Interaction effects of adaptation to complex operating risks objectively.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


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.

Compulsory literature:

MCPHERSON, M. J.: Subsurface ventilation and environmental engineering, London, 2007 (elektronická podoba) KIRCHESTEIGER, C.: Risk Assessment and Management in the Contex of the Slovesi II Directive, Elsevier, 1998 DARLING, P. SME mining engineering handbook. 3rd ed. Englewood, Colo.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c2011, 2 v. (xxiv, 1840, I-46 p.). ISBN 0873352645

Recommended literature:

KENNEDY, Bruce A. Surface mining. 2nd ed. Littleton, Colo.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1990. ISBN 0873351029. William Mott Steuart: Mines and quarries, Bureau of the Census, June 2005, Harvard University, Geologigal sciences library STRANKS, Jeremy. Management systems for safety. London: Pitman, 1994. ISBN 0273604414.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Individual consulting


Other requirements

Selected risks in the context with a dissertation


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

topics: Basic factors affecting the level of security mechanical risk electrical risk The risk of chemical The risk of dust The risk of unsuitable microclimate The risk of noise and vibration The risk of optic The risk of ionizing radiation

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (P0724D290005) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290005) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan
2018/2019 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan

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