Artykuł opisuje sylwetkę mierniczego górniczego na tle wymagań określonych w przepisach ustawy – Prawo geologiczne i górnicze oraz wydanych na jej podstawie rozporządzeń wykonawczych. Wyjaśnia zasady stwierdzania kwalifikacji mierniczego górniczego, wskazując na kwalifikacje w zakresie przygotowania i doświadczenia zawodowego. W syntetyczny sposób prezentuje zadania mierniczego górniczego w różnego rodzaju zakładach górniczych i zakładach.
The primary duty of a mining surveyor in the maintenance of mining and general facilities is drawing up surveying documentation, which has direct impact on the safety of maintenance procedures and of the staff, on general safety and environment protection. This documentation stems from an extensive range of obligations attributable to surveying services in all types of mining facilities, as overseen by a mining surveyor. What is noticeable is that pertinent legislation stipulates that the mining surveyor should closely cooperate with the maintenance officer in the respective mining facility. For years, these two officers have based their communications on the surveying log present in every mining facility, where the mining surveyor notifies the maintenance management of any irregularities in maintenance and on any threats identified, whether natural or mining. The extraordinary importance of the mining surveyor is emphasized by the fact that, similarly to the qualifications of a mining geologist and a maintenance officer in a mining facility – their qualifications are certified by the President of the State Mining Authority. Both in Poland and abroad, a mining surveyor is perceived as a public trust profession, responsible for crucial tasks and information – from the point of view of a mining company. Documents signed by the mining surveyor are a guarantee of professional reliability and conformity with effective regulations. The mining surveyor often meets with local government bodies and local communities affected by the mining activities, providing explanations and information, this satisfying essential social needs which have direct impact on general safety and environment protection.