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MCL JUNIOR OVERMAN EXAM SYLLABUS

SYLLABUS FOR THE EXAMINATION FOR MCL, JUNIOR OVERMAN  

(a)General Safety and Legislation

Duties and responsibilities of workmen, competent persons and officials (excluding managers, assistant managers); discipline amongst workers and control of staff.

Provisions of the Coal Mines Regulations, 2017, relating to Coal mine working; explosives and shotfiring; loading, transportation and dumping; precautions against danger from fire, dust, gas and water and of other provisions and Rules, enforcement of and compliance of provisions under the regulations to which overman is responsible

Writing of reports required to be made by overman under the regulations.

Hazard Identification, risk assessment and risk management, safety management plan

Mine Gases: Generation, Properties and Effects, Detection of Mine Gases, Methanometers and Multi Gas Detectors, Gas Chroinotograph, Flame Safety Lamps , Dangerous occurrences in mines and dealing  with the same; accidents,  their causes and  preventions;  accident  reports; not disturbing the place of accident.

Mine rescue; physiological effect of mine gases; rescue equipment and First Aid. Sanitation and health; miners diseases, their symptoms and preventions.

(b)Methods of Working

Nature of occurrence of coal seams; geological disturbances and their effects on working conditions; dangers and precautionary measures while approaching geological disturbances areas.

The purpose and utility of boreholes in mines; shaft sinking; safety devices; temporary  and  permanent  supports  in sinking and working shafts; examination of shafts and outlets.

Opencast methods of mining; mechanised and manual methods; deep hole drilling and blasting; shovel and dumpers; dragline; bucket wheel excavators; surtace miner; benching; maintenance of haul roads; precautions while extracting developed pillars by opencast method and other safety precautions; methods of Reclamation; dump management;  high wall mining.

General principles of bord and pillar and longwall method; multi-section workings; methods of  depillaring  under  different conditions; mechanized pillar extraction; precautions to be taken  while  working  near/beneath  waterlogged areas; roof convergence and convergence measuring devices etc., stone drifting.

Elements of roof control :- Rock Mass Rating (RMR) of roof strata; mechanism of  roof  bolting;  support of roadways; face supports and their types, setting, testing and  withdrawal;  systematic  support  rules;  packing  and  stowing; protection of surface structures; working beneath statutorily restricted areas and surface structures.

Safe handling and use of explosives in coal and stone; simultaneous short firing;  blasting  in  fire areas  in  opencast  mines; safety precautions.

Inspection of workings; inspection and maintenance of haulage and travelling roadways; man riding system and return airways; gates and fences etc.

Suppression and treatment, sampling and analysis of mine dust.

Sources of danger from surface water and underground inundation; precaution to prevent inundation and irruption of water; water dams, water danger plans.

Gates and fencing, different kind of fences.






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