Signalman, Mines


The tasks a

Banksman is expected to perform include:

Controlling movement cage at shaft top

Directing winding engine driver and onsetter for raising and lowering cage with men or material by electrical or mechanical code signal system

Adjusting catch inside cage

Closing cage fencing for securing safety of men or material

Signaling to onsetter and winding engine driver by means of electrical buzzer or bell system for lowering and raising cage to transport men and materials at various levels

Observing movement of cage and setting keps by operating hand lever to rest or release cage from keps

Opening cage fencing and unloading the contents

Checking fencing, keps, cage-doors, guide shoes, chains and signals

Reporting irregularities to superiors

Proficiency in traffic management

Ability to perform number of tasks to ensure that safety is upheld

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Ability to follow instructions

Good monitoring skills

Attention to detail

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks may include exposure to dust, extreme heat, tiredness, etc.

Occupational hazards may include asthma, allergies, dizziness, visual fatigue, etc.

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(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines; it is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounts for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce, and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025. These factors indicate good job prospects for Banksman and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Asansol Polytechnic

Adarsha School of Engineering and International Polytechnic

Anu Bose Institute of Technology

Anurag Engineering College

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