Quarries Regulations 1999

Workplace Safety Solutions | Safety Coaching

Practical guide to the Quarries Regulations 1999, interaction with case studies throughout and worked examples.

Please note this course only contains introductory information on drilling and blasting

IOSH approved Working Safely courses designed specifically for your company or the sector where you operate. Courses are entirely interactive and can be tailored to include specific industry or company information against the IOSH syllabus.

  • Meanings of specific definitions outlined in the Quarries Regulations 1999
  • What is defined as a quarry and what is not
  • How to demonstrate where the regulations apply
  • Fundamental duties of the quarry operator
  • Site health and safety document – content and use
  • Regulation 8 – appointments, duties and responsibilities
  • Management structure – how to put together and demonstrate
  • Competence for specific roles in the quarry – how to demonstrate
  • Main requirements of ‘Quarry Rules’ – how to implement
  • Review health and safety performance of a site operation and team
  • Site inspection schemes – implementation, monitoring and review
  • Quarry design, faces, benches, haul roads and stockpiles
  • Site vehicle rules – content and implementation
  • Resources required for emergency preparedness
  • Barriers – assessment to determine security needs
  • Know what a permit to work is and when this may be required
  • Different types of emergency drills and reviewing performance
  • Danger areas – how to manage and control
  • Lighting levels – fixed and temporary controls
  • Operator’s duties in relation to drilling and blasting operations
  • Understand operator’s role in misfires and corrective measures
  • Duties in relation to design, construction, operation and maintenance of E&T
  • E&T rules – implementation, worker involvement and review
  • Reg 32 appraisals – how they work and roles involved
  • Reviewing a geotechnical assessment and the actions outlined within, recognising change
  • Can explain basic requirements of tips records
  • Employee cooperation and workforce involvement techniques to improve safety culture