Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
This guidance document has been developed by the tripartite Quarry Safety Partnership and provides essential information for both new and experienced quarry workers on all aspects of quarrying. It also introduces the SLAM technique, which when employed correctly allows on-the-job risk assessments to be made.
Any hazard or potential hazard should be considered significant or potentially significant if such a failure would directly or indirectly, be liable to endanger premises, roadways or other places where people are likely to be found offsite; or likely to cause serious or fatal injuries to persons on or off-site.
Idlers are an important component in any conveyor system as they are used to support the conveyor belt and the load carried on the belt.
The operator needs to consider any activities that take place at the top of quarry faces and this would include inadvertent and unauthorised access, face profiling and surveying activities, drilling operations and shotfiring operations.
This document was prepared from the QNJAC code of conduct for clients and contractors and the Health and Safety Authority gratefully acknowledge their assistance.
The aim of the Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health compliance of persons operating delivery vehicles to and from quarries, by providing practical guidance as to the observance of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
This Code of Practice is aimed primarily at operators of quarries, designers of quarry electrical installations, electricians, safety and health practitioners, employers, managers, employees, safety representatives and anyone associated with electrical installations in quarries.