Machinery Unit The Machinery Section ensures that mining activities that involve the use of both mechanical and electrical equipment are done in line with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act and its subsidiary legislation.
Mining Unit The Mining Section is responsible for carrying out inspections, mining safety audits and risk assessments targeted towards large and small mines in order to enforce Mining and Explosive Regulations.
Explosives Unit The Explosives Unit is mandated to undertake the inspection of explosives production, handling and utilization. They are further responsible for sensitization of small-scale miners on small handheld explosives and also the management of explosive audit.
Environmental Unit The mandate of the Environmental Unit is to achieve sustainable exploration and exploration of mineral resources and achieve an increase in investment and job creation for the maximum benefit of the people of Zambia.
The Mines Safety Department provides the following services;
REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS
COMMISSIONING INSPECTION OF PLANTS/EQUIPMENT
ROUTINE INSPECTIONS OF MINES/PLANTS
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS
ENVIROMENTAL SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS AND STATISTICS
INQUESTS AND COURT ATTENDANCES
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development New Government Complex Building, Nasser Road 12th & 14th Floor P.O Box 31969 Kamwala LUSAKA email: email@example.com