One of the primary responsibilities for the quarry operator
is to ensure the safety of all employees, contractors, visitors
and members of the public, whether they are within the quarry
boundary or any other area affected by the workings of
This includes responsibility for:
- The stability of any slope – whether this is the quarry face, screening
banks , stockpiles of finished product or waste tips.
- Safe access to all parts
of the quarry where people need to go.
- Traffic management within the quarry boundary
- Safety around processing machinery
- Assessment of risks
- Occupational health
- Safety procedures and daily inspections
All operations in quarries are governed
by the Quarry Regulations 1999.