HSA / Industry Co-operation

The Health and Safety Authority (the Authority) has established a Quarries Safety Steering Committee to work with industry to promote health and safety in the quarrying industry.

The committee was essentially established to review the regulatory base and develop appropriate guidance and assist in targeted actions to reduce the rate of fatal and non-fatal incidents in the sector.

The Authority holds an Annual Quarry Safety Week which involves a concentrated inspection and awareness campaign in addition to industry initiatives to improve awareness and safety performance. The Authority also assists the steering committee in holding a National Quarries Safety Seminar on an annual basis.