The first people to spot issues are the people working on the job. This photo-based awareness program provides a vital insight into what to look for and what happens when it goes wrong.
Please note this course contains information for both hardrock and sand/ gravel environments.
- Different rock types, changes that occur and potential ‘behaviour’
- When it goes wrong
- Quarries Regulations 1999 – initial information
- How folding and faulting occurs – simplified
- Spotting of features in faces – particularly jointing
- Different types of failure mode – how to identify
- Common features in Limestones – clays, washouts, sinkholes etc
- Haul road safety
- Use and control of rock-traps
- Basic quarry design
- Working near water
- Older faces and faces near plants
- Positioning of items e.g. Pumps
- Stockpile safety
- Effects of blasting
- RIDDOR reportable Dangerous Occurrences and Major Injuries
- Basic requirements of Quarries Regulations for Quarry Operatives
In addition to the theory listed above some clients add a site based practical, including observation and inspection of working faces, this includes potential actions to take and key things to look for in relation to managing change and working with geotechnical specialists.