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Coal Authority Records Store - BS5454

Tuesday, 6 May 2008  |  Jon

Coal Authority Archive ShelvingE-Z-Rect has designed and installed the New Records Store at the Mining Heritage Centre in Mansfield.

The building, housing National coal mining records contains over 7 miles of multiple level shelving, which was built in accordance with BS5454.

Following a recent inspection by The National Archives (TNA), the Mining Heritage Centre has appointed the new records facility as a recognised place of deposit for public records under the terms 5.4(1) of the Public Records Act 1958. The TNA also confirmed that the Coal Authority now holds one of the three largest collections of deposited public records in the UK.

Brian Thornton, Records Manager of the Mining Heritage Centre said "the transfer of records into the new store was achieved without disruption to the service and was completed to time and budget".

Records stored include maps and details of all of the coal mines in the UK and contain much historical information that is still used for planning searches and in case of emergency.

The image shows the upper level of a three-tier raised aisle shelving system with open grip steel flooring that allows visibility of smoke in the event of fire.

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