|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.
|HSE issue new Driving and riding safety 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
|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
|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.
|Updated Guidance for Quarry Personnel on the Discovery of Misfired Explosives||Information on how to recognise misfired explosives discovered during the quarrying process and what steps to take.|