Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Public Perception COMPANY: QPA
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: London
BEST PRACTICE No: BP446 COMPANY TEL: 44 (0) 20 7963 8000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Quarry safety for teenagers
ARTICLE
This is a MIST funded project by the QPA.

The problem of teenage trespass is a serious one. The industry has to be proactive in addressing
this
- Success with teenagers comes not from talking at them but from engaging with them and their
imaginations
- Projects that engage schools have to be relevant to the national curriculum
- Teenagers could become ambassadors, delivering the quarry safety message to children as well as
to their peers
- Many teenagers go to quarries because they want risk. Only a more mature general attitude to risk
will change that
- Irresponsible adults are a major problem. Localised publicity in safety hotspots is our most effective
weapon
- Disused quarries pose a distinct problem that has to be addressed on a site-by-site basis. First, we
need to identify them
- Clear government ownership of the problem of public safety in industrial environments would achieve
greater impetus
Disused quarries pose a distinct problem that has to be addressed on a site-by-site

For the full report go to www.mi-st.org.uk or follow the link from the links page. Project MA/4/4/012.
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