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MISSION OF COAL INDIA - To produce and market the planned quantity of coal and coal products efficiently and economically in an eco-friendly manner with due regard to safety, quality and conservation. VISION OF COAL INDIA - To emerge as a global player in the primary energy sector committed to provide energy security to the country by attaining environmentally & socially sustainable growth through best practices from mine to market.

SAFETY

 

In ECL, highest priority is given towards safety, which is considered as a part of core production process. ECL is aiming to achieve zero harm policy. To improve the safety standards, ECL has vigorously pursued several measures during the year 2018-19.

 

Accident Statistics for the year of 2018-19:

YEAR

2018-19*

2017-18*

i)  Fatal Accidents (Nos.)

05

09

ii) Fatalities (Nos.)

05

09

iii) Serious Injuries (Nos.)

21

24

iv) Fatality/Million Tonne output

0.099

0.207

v) Fatality/3 Lakh Man-shifts

0.107

0.187

vi) Serious Injury / Million Tonne Output

0.418

0.550

vii) Serious / 3 Lakh Man-shift

0.450

0.498

(* subject to reconciliation with DGMS)

 

Safety Awareness Activities:

  1. Road March has been conducted in different areas to generate awareness of safety and health at mines. Banners and Posters related to urge and enhancement of safety have been displayed at all conspicuous places.
  2. Several safety related workshops were organized at all the areas of ECL which includes workshop attended by SIMTARS trained executives of CIL. A workshop on Mining Technology and Safety was conducted on 16th February, 2019 by AKS University, Satna in association with Indian Mining & Engineering Journal.
  3. Safety Week has been observed in December 2018 at all the mines of the company wherein status of safety of every mine was evaluated.
  4. Inter-Area Safety Audit has been conducted at all the mines wherein team from an area checked and suggested on the safety status of the mines of another area.
  5. Mock rescue and recovery rehearsals have been organized in different mines during the year.
  6. Safety Committee meetings at all the mines have been regularly held every month. Area level bi-partite meetings have been regularly held to discuss issues forwarded by the safety committees. Area level tri-partite meeting has been conducted at 13 areas in presence of DGMS officials. Corporate level Bipartite Safety Board meeting held in the month of June and November 2018. 58th Corporate level Tripartite Safety Board Meeting, the highest level meeting on safety of the company was held on 18th September, 2018.
  7. Final day celebration of Annual Safety Week 2018 successfully conducted. Skilled workers were selected through three tier trade test and have been rewarded in the function.
  8. ILO day for safety and health at work was celebrated for the first time on 28th April, 2018 at all areas and HQ.

 

Special Achievements:

  1. Four numbers of Gas Chromatographer has been procured which will cater the need of all the 10 underground areas.
  2. Seven numbers of Ground vibrations monitoring instrument have been procured.
  3. 18 nos. of Local Methane Detectors have been procured.
  4. Rate Contract for spares of Lead-Acid type Cap lamps has been concluded.
  5. 10650 nos. of LED cap lamp sets are under procurement through GEM portal & 15000 nos are in process against Risk Purchase procedure.
  6. Winding engine of Khas-Kajora Colliery, running on trial after conversion has been successfully commissioned. Stability test report has been submitted to DGMS for final approval.
  7. 9 copies of AutoCAD software and 7 nos. Of Colour Plotters have been procured and distributed for pre paring accurate Digital Mine plans.
  8. Man-riding system has been installed in two mines. The total number of mines with man riding system now became 05.
  9. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been installed through a research project to monitor OB Dump stability.
  10. 515 inspections have been carried out by the ISO executives in different mines of ECL during the year 2018-19 to observe and discuss on safety status of the mines.
  11. Company level Safety Board Members, representing the operating trade unions, along with ISO executives have inspected all the mines once during the financial year.

 

Monsoon Monitoring:

Special drive in respect to Monsoon Preparedness was done in the month of February, 2018 by the Nodal Officers / In-charge of Areas of safety department along with the Colliery Management and status of implementation has been monitored at regular interval during the year 2017-18. A Control Room opened at Head Quarter, ECL from 10.06.2018 to 15.10.2018 on 24X7 basis which was manned by Executives provided with telephone & vehicle for their movement keeping close liaison with Area Control Rooms operating in all Areas. Close liaison is maintained with the Chief Engineer (Hydel), DVC, Maithon for getting ‘Flood Warning Message’ whenever Panchet and Maithon dams release flood water to cause rise of HFL of rivers. Close liaison is also maintained with the Director, Indian Meteorological Department, Alipur, Kolkata and the Director, Area Cyclone Warning  Centre, Alipur, Kolkata for obtaining ‘Weather Forecast Report’ over Telephone & FAX  for alerting the Areas to be affected by heavy Rain/Thunder/ Shower.

 

Safety trainings imparted during the year 2018-19:

 

Sl.

No

Type/ Title of training

No. of programs

Total No. of participants

Institute

1

Two week structured training for frontline supervisors

2

45

MTS, Dhadka

 

2

Coaching for Mining Sirdarship Examination

2

41

3

Refresher for Mining Sirdar

2

41

4

Coaching for 2nd class Exam

1

12

5

Coaching for 1st class Exam.

1

16

6

Coaching for surveyor ship

1

05

7

Coaching for Elect. Supervisor

2

19

8

Safety Engineering for Min./E&M/ Excv. Executives

1

12

MTI, Ratibati

 

9

Orientation course for Workman Inspectors

3

36

10

Safety Engineering for Min./E&M/ Excv. Supervisory Personnel

3

39

11

Refresher course of statutory Engineering personnel

2

18

12

Structured training for frontline supervisors on safety management

2

19

13

Roof bolting for mining supervisory personnel

2

17

14

Safety and productivity for face workers

2

19

15

Skill Development in Roof Bolting

4

60

16

Safe operation and maintenance of SDL / LHD

2

22

 

Rescue Services in ECL:

Rescue Services have been rendered to all collieries of ECL, Chanch Victoria Area of BCCL, Ramnagar Colliery of IISCO as well as to Civil Administration and Public Authorities (as and when required) through Mines Rescue Station, Sitarampur, Rescue Room with Refresher Training (RRRT) Kenda and Rescue Rooms operating at Jhanjra and Mugma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the year Emergency Attended/Rescue Services dealt fire/spontaneous heating in the following Mines successfully:

Sl. No

Colliery/place of occurrence

Area

Date

Nature of occurrence/job

1

Nabakajora

Kajora

21.04.2018

Re-opening of sealed off area

2

CM Ghusick

Sripur

22.05.2018 to 23.05.2018

One dead body recovered from abandoned pit

3

New Satgram

Satgram

09.06.2018 to 10.06.2018

One dead body recovered from abandoned pit

4

Satgram Incline

Satgram

23.08.2018

Re-opening of sealed off area

5

Parascole (West)

Kajora

10.08.2018 to 11.08.2018

Re-opening of sealed off area

6

Jambad U/G

Kenda

29.10.2018 to 30.10.2018

Re-opening of sealed off area

7

Jambad U/G

Kenda

16.11.2018

Dealing with fire

8

Madhusudhanpur

Kajora

25.12.2018 to 26.12.2018

Re-opening of sealed off area

 

 

 

 

 

9

Kapasara OCP

Mugma

23.01.2019

One dead body recovered

           

Training:

Refresher as well as initial training was imparted at Mines Rescue Station regularly, details are as follows:

Details

2018-19

2017-18

No. of active rescue trained personnel

544

595

No. of personnel freshly trained

59

48

No. of Refresher practices

4988

5209

No. of Emergencies

09

07

 

New apparatus/equipment purchased:

Sl. No.

Details

Numbers purchased

1.

Multi-gas Detector

04

2.

Digital Thermometer Gun Type

03

3.

Bore hole sample collection suction pump with fitting

01

4.

Bore Hole Pyrometer

01

5.

Modern Stretcher

07

 

Zonal Mines Rescue Competition:

 

Zonal Mines Rescue Competition, Eastern Zone, for the year 2018-19 was held on 9th and 10th October, 2018 in which 10 (ten) Nos. rescue teams from different areas of ECL took part.

 

All India Mines Rescue Competition (Coal & Metal):

49th All India Mines Rescue Competition (Coal & Metal) was conducted at Mines Rescue Station, Sitarampur from 10th to 13th December, 2018. Total 23 nos of Rescue Teams from different Coal and Metal companies took part in this competition. Two teams from ECL also took part in that competition and won Overall Best, 3rd Overall Best, Best in FAB, 2nd Best in FAB, Best in Rescue & Recovery & 2nd Best in Rescue & Recovery event.

 

Budget Provision for Mines Rescue Station:

  Particulars

Capital Budget (Rs. in Lakh)

Revenue Budget (Rs. in Lakh)

2018-19

2017-18

2018-19

2017-18

Sanctioned

511.68

341.56

2051.30

1678.38

Expenditure

176.58*

86.32

2016.19

1602.83

* Procurement of 36 nos. SCBA for an estimated value of Rs. 234 Lakh is under process.

 


   
         

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