British Coal is committed to providing the safest possible environment for its employees. We have and will continue to implement new techniques and working systems only when they are safe. Rock-bolting, which is used world- wide, is now used throughout British mines, including sites where they are in use as primary support with the approval of the Chief Inspector of Mines.
Extensive studies by British Coal have established that there is no evidence that working longer shifts would adversely affect safety.
Head of Safety - Mine Environment and Legislation
British Coal Corporation
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