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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2007
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Cornwall
BEST PRACTICE No: BP444 COMPANY TEL: 01326 371801
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Improving the standards of health & safety management in the quarrying sector
ARTICLE
The overall objective is to bring about an improvement in the health & safety performance of quarry operations in the UK through:

1. Improving the underpinning knowledge of quarry managers, supervisors & operators in health and safety management;
2. Investigating the role of human error/behaviour in relation to risk control measures and to implement recommendations to improve;
3. Investigating what health & safety performance indicators can be used in the industry to measure performance to ensure further industry wide targets;
4. Developing a quarry health & safety management system specification, guidance and auditing tool for the quarrying sector to adopt.

Currently awaiting the finished report, although further details can be found on www.mi-st.org.uk or follow the link to the website on the links page. Project MA/4/4/006.
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