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Category: Quarries

Health and safety advice for the quarry industry

HSE jobs – Trainee Inspectors of Health and Safety – National

Monday, September 5, 2016

The current recruitment for trainee inspectors is closed, however, see if you could be right for the role?”

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Quarry company fined after worker injured due to unguarded drilling rig

Friday, December 4, 2015

A quarry company has been fined after an employee lost two fingers after coming into contact with a drill fitted to a hydraulic excavator at a dimension stone quarry.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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RR1066 – The use and non-use of seat belts in the operation of forward tipping dumpers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A proportion of forward tipping dumper (FTD) operators choose to operate without wearing a seat belt, increasing their risk of death or serious injury should the machine overturn. This research aimed to better understand the reasons why some FTD operators choose not to wear their seat belt.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class health and safety regulator. Various locations across Great Britain – apply now. Close date for applications, Friday 25 September 2015.

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Quarrying company fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Derbyshire quarrying company has been fined for safety failings after suffering a significant failure of a quarry face.

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Fatal injury statistics – summary for 2014/15

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain 2015 – full-year details and technical notes.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. 

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Quarrying company fined for ignoring advice

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Mold-based quarry firm has been fined for putting employees, contractors and delivery drivers at risk.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Company in court again after dangerous quarry blast

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Somerset company has been fined after a quarry blast sent rocks of up to 15 kilos flying outside a danger zone toward employees and across a public road.

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Quarry operator sentenced after worker died in dumper truck fall

Friday, February 13, 2015

An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below.

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RR1031 – An exploration of the current effectiveness of worker engagement practices in the quarry industry

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This research was commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to explore the current effectiveness of workforce engagement within the quarry industry, to help inform future HSE and the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) actions.

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Firms in court after worker killed in quarry

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A quarry operator and contractor have been ordered to pay a total of £237,500 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when he became trapped under a large stone crushing machine. 

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Explosives – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. HSE has worked with stakeholders since 2010 to review existing health and safety related explosives legislation. ER 2014 consolidates and therefore revokes a number of existing explosives regulations.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Security provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L151)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. The guidance in this publication now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the security provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Explosives Regulations 2014: Safety provisions – Guidance on Regulations (L150)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. This guidance now applies. It is for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Safety alert – Hydraulic injection injury

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The purpose of this safety alert is to raise awareness of the risks from hydraulic injection injury, after a maintenance fitter died from hydraulic injection injury sustained whilst tensioning the track of a piling rig.

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