News

Please see below the latest items that have been published on the Safequarry website. For convenience they have been sorted in tables based on the nature of the content.

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Latest best practice
TitleActivityType of LocationYearPrize
AG’s ‘Good Catch’ scheme: Empowering workers to proactively create a safer working environmentWorker InvolvementCompany-wide2019 False
Arc flash safety initiatives - RUNNER UPMaintenance & HousekeepingCement plant2019 False
Batch heater barrel upgradeMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2019 False
Bespoke moveable stop signsWorker InvolvementQuarry2019 False
Bottom opening skipProduction and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 False
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03597Fatal 6 - Mooring lines 19/08/2021Marine & ship to shoreMarine Operations
03596Vessel grounding HiPo - BMAPA Alert19/07/2021Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
03595Fatal 1 - Lorry driver near miss - Head stuck under tipper body08/07/2021Construction/delivery siteTransport / Delivery
03594Fatal 5 - Two incidents involving the delivery of concrete06/07/2021Construction/delivery siteLifting
03593Importance of the correct eye PPE 30/06/2021Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
HSENI issue guidance on cleaning of truck mounted mixer drums following fatality

Please see the link below to the Information Sheet prepared by HSENI regarding ‘Safe cleaning procedures for truck mounted mixing drums’.
 

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is instructing ALL Concrete Operators to review their current risk assessment and safe system of work for cleaning the interior of truck mounted mixing drums.

Concrete Operators should eliminate the need to enter the mixing drum to perform cleaning activities where possible.

 
Inspectors from the Extractive Industry and Waste Group (EIWG) will be requesting evidence of Concrete Operators risk assessment, safe system of work and training records for this work activity during future inspections.

HSENI16/09/2021
HSE issue new Driving and riding safety for work webpages

HSE and the Department for Transport have worked with stakeholders to create new ‘Driving and riding safely for work’ webpages.

There is clear, simple guidance:

  • for employers and those who engage drivers and riders on how to make sure the journey, driver and vehicle are safe
  • for workers and those who drive and ride for work on their responsibilities 
HSE13/09/2021
Quarries Regulation 1999 - Regulation 32 - Appraisal of excavations and tips

Appraisals conducted in accordance with Regulation 32 are a vital part of the safe systems of work and are mandatory under the law. However, the process is often misunderstood and compliance is often poor. This guidance is intended to provide some clarity on the process of Regulation 32 Appraisals.

In addition to reviewing this document, please also see Geotechnical sel-audit form.that has been produced by QNJAC

QNJAC23/08/2021
Geotechnical self-audit form

This self-audit has been produced by a working group of QNJAC which comprises industry experts from varied backgrounds, the Trade Unions and HSE.

The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to carry out self-audits of geotechnical procedures to prove their effectiveness as well as identifying weaknesses in the systems on site that could lead to serious injury or loss of life. It can be used and adapted by any organisation that creates excavations and tips for the purposes of extraction and quarrying and where the requirements of the Quarries Regulations 1999 apply.

QNJAC23/08/2021
Updated Guidance for Quarry Personnel on the Discovery of Misfired ExplosivesInformation on how to recognise misfired explosives discovered during the quarrying process and what steps to take.
 
QNJAC17/08/2021
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00035Theft of Brendon Pressure Washer13/07/2015BerkshireRuralOther
00034Damaged Security Gates05/05/2015OxfordshireRuralOther
00030Fuel Theft19/05/2014OxfordshireRuralFuel
00029Electric cable theft14/02/2014Kinross-shireRuralCable
00028Fuel Theft07/02/2014SelkirkshireRuralFuel