Safe Quarry - Guidelines to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarry) Regulations 2008

Safe Quarry

The Safe Quarry provide guidelines on compliance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations 2008 and were developed with the assistance and advice of a working group on quarrying safety, representative of a wide range of interests in the quarrying industry.

Following this guidance is not compulsory and operators are free to establish and follow other equal or higher standards. However following this guidance will normally be enough to comply fully with the quarries regulations.

The Safe Quarry Guidance provides practical advice to enable quarries to operate safely and Operators to meet all of the requirements of the  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations, 2008

The Safe Quarry Guidance will be reviewed and edited to fully meet any additional requirements imposed by the proposed draft Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations when they are enacted.

Read the Safe Quarry - Guidelines to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarry) Regulations 2008

Other Guidance available from the HSA

·         COP for the Operators of Quarry Delivery Vehicles Employing 3 or less

·         Code of Practice for Electrical Safety in Quarries

·         Guidance For Carrying Out Risk Assessment at Surface Mining Operations

·         Guidance to Ensure Safe Use of Large Vehicles and Earth-moving Equipment in Quarries

·         Guidance on the Safe Use of Explosives in Quarries