Events, Organisations and Publications

The Health and Safety Authority work with industry groups and employee’s representatives to promote safe working at Quarry Operations.

All Island Bi-Annual Extractive Industries Health and Safety Seminar

The next All-Island Extractive Industries Health and Safety Seminar will be held in the Armagh City Hotel on October 18th 2016. Further details will be published on this website nearer the date

Quarry Safety Partnership

The Quarry Safety Partnership (QSP) was established by the Authority in 2013 and has representative members from the HSA, the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society (IMQS), the Irish Concrete Federation (ICF), the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), ICTU/SIPTU and SOLAS. The partnership group meet quarterly to look at approaches to issues affecting the quarry industry and the people working within it.  A working group from the QSP are currently organising the itinerary for the All-Island Quarry Safety Conference which is to be held at the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin on the 19th of November, 2014.


The HSA and HSE (NI) have a working group that meet twice a year to discuss issues affecting health and safety in both jurisdictions relating to mining, quarrying, explosives use and quarry product manufacturing operations.


The Authority’s principal publication is ‘Safe Quarry - Guidelines to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarry) Regulations 2008’which provides practical guidance on achieving statutory compliance and ensuring the safety of persons at a quarry.

The Authority through the Quarry Safety Partnership have recently produced the Safe Quarry - A Guide for Quarry Workers Booklet which can be downloaded or hard copies ordered at 

There are a number of other specific documents and videos on our publications and videos page