Our History

Since 1945, the Central Mining Institute – National Research Institute has been  connected with the mining industry and with the Upper Silesia region. The Experimental Mine “Barbara” in  Mikołów, established 20 years before is a part of the Institute. The Institute’s activity concentrates on the problems concerning work safety, modern technologies and mining techniques as well as environmental protection against the effects of industrial activity, in particular  mining. The results of scientific and research works conducted in the Institute constitute the basis for the modern and safe Polish mining industry, and many of them are  applied also in the world mining industry.

The Central Mining Institute – National Research Institute provides services for all the branches of industry, institutions and offices of the central and local administration as well as the foreign partners.

The basis for the Institute’s success are modern methods of management, scientific potential and qualifications of employees, and the basic value is carrying out the permanent activity in favour of science and development of human being capabilities. The increase in the education level of the staff and research base have got a decisive influence on the works carried out, and decide on satisfaction of our customers, and this in turn builds the scientific and market position of the Institute.

The strategic aim of the Institute is gaining the long-lasting position of the research establishment in the European Research Area in the field of geo-engineering – the science involved in the phenomena and processes connected with the Earth.

In the Institute there was introduced the Integrated Management System that meets the requirements of the following standards PN-EN ISO 9001:2015-10 , PN-ISO 45001:2018-06, PN-EN ISO 14001:2015-09, PN-EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017-06 confirmed by the certificate issued by the Polish Centre for Testing and Certification (PCBC S.A.). The basis of the Institute’s success are modern management methods, scientific potential  as well as qualifications of employees – highly qualified staff consisting of professors, persons with a post-doctoral degree, doctors and engineering workers. To maintain and develop of this potential is one of the main priorities of the Institute policy.

The Central Mining Institute – National Research Institute is a Notified Body No. 1453 within the scope of the European Union directives: 2014/34/EU (ATEX), 2006/42/WE (machines), 2014/28/EU (explosives for civil use), 2013/29/EU (pyrotechnic), Regulation (EU) 305/2011 (construction products).

It is also the only in Poland certifying unit within the scope of anti-explosion safety, in accordance with the IECEx world system of certification. It was confirmed by the certificate of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), granted on the 2nd December 2010, given after long and difficult period of verification of the research methods and competence of employees of the Institute by the international team of auditors.

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