DGMS SYLLABUS FOR MINE FOREMAN UNRESTRICTED EXAM
SYLLABUS FOR EXAMINATION FOR MATE'S CERTIFICARTE OF COMPETENCY (RESTRICTED)
(Under Metalliferous Mines Regulation, 1961)
(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 Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 1961, relating to Metalliferous mine working; explosives and
Blasting; 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 Foreman is
responsible Writing of reports required to be made by Foreman under the regulations.
Hazard ।dentification, risk assessment and risk management, safety management plan
Mine Gases: Generation, Properties and Effects, Detection of Mine Gases, Gas Detectors, Gas Chromatograph, Flame
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 Metalliferous 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; mechanized and manual methods; deep hole drilling and blasting; shovel and dumpers;
surface miner; benching; maintenance of haul roads;; methods of reclamation; dump management;
General principles of stope development and drifting method; multi-section workings; methods of stoping 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 ore and stone; simultaneous firing; Heavy blasting in opencast mines; safety
।nspection of workings; inspection and maintenance of haulage and travelling roadways; man riding system and return
airways; gates etc.
Suppression and treatment, sampling and analysis of mine dust.
Gates and fencing, different kind of fences.
Reading of statutory plans.
(c) Ventilation, Precautions against Explosions, Fires and ।nundation
Natural and mechanical ventilation ; ventilation of headings and sinking shafts; siting of auxiliary and booster fans;
distribution, measurement and control of air in mines; estimation of air quantity requirements; methods of coursing of
air; anemometer; hygrometer; maintenance of ventilation appliances.
Pollution of air; irruption/occurrence of gases in mines; properties of gases; detection and measurement of firedamp
and noxious gases; sampling of air; determination of environmental condition; standards of ventilation.
Design and construction of flame and electric safety lamps; their use, examination and maintenance.
Suppression and treatment of dust; sampling and analysis of mine dust.
Prevention, detection and control of fire; sealing off fire areas; fire stopping and their examination; precautions against
outbreak of surface fires; fire fighting on surface and belowground.
।nspection of old workings.
Sources of danger from surface and underground water, precaution to prevent inundation and irruption of water;
precautionary measures while approaching abandoned and water logged areas, boring machines for exploratory work;
water dams; water danger plan.
Recovery of mines after explosions, fires and inundation; precautionary measures during re-opening and dewatering
(d) Elements of Mining Machinery.
Safety aspects and safe use of different kinds of machinery used in underground and opencast mines e.g. SDLs, LHDs,
LPDT, Jumbo Drill machine, Raise Borer, other utility vehicles, Continuous Miners, Shuttle Cars, Crushers,
Conveyors, blast hole drills, rippers; scrappers; shovels; dumpers; road graders; dozers; wheel loaders; spreaders;
Continuous surface miners; Brakes (including service and parking brakes);
Use of steam and internal combustion engines in mines.
Application of electricity in mines; safety precautions.
Winding equipments; ropes and guides; signalling and decking arrangements; safety devices; examination of winding
equipments and shaft fittings.
Haulage and transport; types of haulage; rope haulage and locomotives; self-acting inclines; haulage roads in
underground and opencast working; rails and tracks; their maintenance and inspection; tubs; signalling; safety devices;
codes of practices; traffic rules; unsafe practices; derailments.
Different types of pumps; principles and use of siphons; drainage and water lodgements.
Code of practice for transport, installation, erection, use and shifting of underground and opencast machinery.
Belt conveyors and safety appliances.