Methodological approach to risk management improvement in mines on the ground of managerial competence analysis

Performance of risk management in mines greatly depends on the competence and involvement of management on all scales. Many companies take pains to mature adherence of all employees to the risk-oriented approach to achieve high level of safety. An urgent task in this regard is evaluation of managerial competence in risk control. The objective of the managerial competence appraisal is the analysis of the risk control efficiency in the sphere of occupational and industrial safety, as well as the estimate of the weights of the introduced risk control tools and, as a consequence, the correlation of the managerial competence and the development level of the risk control system. The managerial competence analysis uses various approaches available these days. The article gives the methodological framework for the management competence appraisal using mainly numerical scoring of functions performed by managers within their limits of responsibilities. The methodological approach presented in the article provides the managerial competence quantification. The managerial competence evaluation criteria may vary depending on the goals and structure of management and internal / external environment. The managerial competence analysis is described as a case-study of occupational and economic safety service management at Kazakhmys Corporation. The estimates are compared with the current status of management at the test companies. This approach enables prompt detection of both system problems and casual flaws in management and in administrative functions of individual managers. This information can make grounds for the tactics of the further management improvement.

Keywords: competence, management personnel, management competence appraisal, risk control system, risk control improvement, mines.
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Zinovieva O. M., Merkulova A. M., Smirnova N. A., Zholmanov D. K. Methodological approach to risk management improvement in mines on the ground of managerial competence analysis. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(4):168-178. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_4_0_168.

Issue number: 4
Year: 2023
Page number: 168-178
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 614.8, 331.45
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_4_0_168
Article receipt date: 01.02.2023
Date of review receipt: 06.03.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.03.2023
About authors:

O.M. Zinovieva1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:,
A.M. Merkulova1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:,
N.A. Smirnova1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:,
D.K. Zholmanov1, Magister, e-mail:,
1 National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 119049, Moscow, Russia,


For contacts:

A.M. Merkulova, e-mail:


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