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
Adherence to site rules - Signage used to help change behaviourBehavioural Safety managementQuarry2018 False
Adjustable height sheeting platformAccess & Egress & Working at HeightAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Aircrete load security - void guardsReducing Occupational Road RiskConcrete products plant2018 True
Asphalt loadout door cradleMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Asphalt plant mixer shaft replacementMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01546'The Fatal 6' - Isolation Failure -Successful Use of Try Out23/01/2020QuarryGuarding and isolation
01544Fatal 6 - Explosion at an asphalt plant21/01/2020Asphalt/Coating plantProduction and Processing
01543Fatal 6 - Working at height - high potential near hit 13/01/2020Aggregate DredgerAccess & Egress & Working at Height
01542Marine Archaeological Finds – Asbestos Containing Materials17/12/2019Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
01541Fatal 6 - Ship’s crew struck by falling hose17/12/2019Aggregate DredgerContractor Safety management
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Managing stockpiles - Construction of solid tips - QNJAC - December 2019A new toolbox talk from QNJAC outlining the correct way to construct solid tipsQNJAC13/12/2019
Managing stockpiles - QNJAC toolbox talk - December 2019 QNJAC have produced a new toolbox talk on the management of stockpilesQNJAC13/12/2019
QNJAC provides 4 new Toolbox talks for hauliers

QNJAC has published new or updated toolbox talks on 4 health and safety issues for drivers and hauliers. The toolbox talks identify key legislation, the variety of different individuals who have responsibility for ensuring safe working practices / best practice and identifies key activities. The topics covered are;

  • Reducing tipper rollovers
  • Control of RCS / Dust for drivers in quarries
  • Vehicle breakdowns - prevention and management of them
  • Vehicle isolation and maintenance - key control

These toolbox talks can all be viewed in the QNJAC section of Safequarry

QNJAC10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Guidance for drivers on RCS - QNJAC December 2019QNJAC has produced some guidance for drivers in quarries on the control of dust -  Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS).QNJAC10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Vehicle isolation and maintenance - QNJAC Toolbox Talk - December 2019QNJAC has produced a toolbox that highlights best practice in the management of vehicle isolation and key control for vehicles.QNJAC10/12/2019
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