Ø Vehicle Movements and Traffic Management,
Ø Pedestrian and Visitor safety,
Ø Condition of vehicles, reversing and visibility aids and safe access to vehicles for operators,
Ø The appointment of an Explosives Supervisor, Shot firer and the preparation of shotfiring rules,
Ø Registration cards in relation to QSCS statutory appointments,
Ø Condition of haul roads, excavation faces and the suitability of the equipment in use,
Ø Edge protection equipment in use at quarry faces,
Ø Drilling and blasting operations and documentation,
Ø Conveyor and crusher guarding and isolation equipment,
Ø Quarry Boundary edge protection and signage,
Ø Condition and safety of/at stockpiles, tips and lagoons.
Ø Overburden stripping activities,
Ø Maintenance activities and work at height,
Ø Ancillary operations such as concrete or asphalt plants, block or tile production. Pre-cast production etc.
Ø Procedures for the reporting of accidents and incidents
At the conclusion of the physical inspection the Inspector will give feedback to the responsible person and the safety representative if there is one present. If there are issues that require attention the Inspector may issue enforcement action in the form of
If the Inspector considers that a prohibition notice is necessary for a particular activity or operation then they will require the responsible person to ensure that the activity or operation stops immediately even if the Inspector has not prepared the Prohibition Notice at that time.
There is an appeal process if the Operator does not agree with the actions taken by the Inspector and the details are on the reverse of the enforcement notice and the Inspector will advise the responsible person of the options open to them.
In 2015 Quarry Inspectors carried out 208 Inspections and 25 Investigations and issued 156 enforcement actions and the breakdown of enforcement action was:
*The Inspector may refuse to allow the Safety Representative to accompany them if they are at the quarry on foot of investigation of an accident or incident. This is at the Inspectors discretion.