Guidance

The SQ database contains summaries of the latest updates and guidance on key health and safety issues from organisations such as the MPA; the HSE, including the QNJAC and the Quarries Partnership Team on dust and silica; UEPG (European Aggregates Association); NePSi - representing the EU Silica Social Dialogue Agreement; etc.

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12 Guidance Article(s) returned


Title/Short DescriptionSourceSubjectDate 
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

QNJACGeotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles23/08/2021
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.

QNJACGeotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles23/08/2021
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.
 
QNJACDrilling and Blasting17/08/2021
Preventon of rollovers - IRTE Guidance - May 2021

IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), is one of the most respected names in UK transport, and has always been recognised as an impartial voice of industry.

They have produced a guide on the prevention of rollovers with support of Aggregate Industries, CEMEX, Hanson and TJ TRansport

Vehicles with a particularly high centre of gravity, for example concrete mixers, and those with reduced rigidity such as articulated vehicles are more susceptible in certain conditions to rollover because of their design configuration, shape and load position.

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IRTETransport25/05/2021
Guide to Cleaning Concrete Pan Mixers April 2021 Fatal 1

This document provides guidance shared by MPA members on the elimination or significant reduction of risks to health and safety during the cleaning of pan mixers, taking account of incidents that have occurred within the industry, HSE research and good practice. The guide is for managers and operatives.

It highlights the nature of the health and safety hazards which can arise during cleaning operations and the ways in which these can be eliminated or reduced by good design, automation and safe working practices.

This document has been produced as part of the suite of resources to help eliminate 'The Fatal 6' - It has been produced by the Working Group for Fatal 1 - Moving machinery and isolation.

MPACleaning and housekeeping04/05/2021
Post-Blast Fumes - Updated July 2019

Guidance on post-blast fumes and the steps to be taken to help reduce their production and avoid exposure to them.

Target Audience - All those involved in the blasting operation – especially the post-blast inspection process.

QNJACDrilling and Blasting04/03/2021
Thunderstorms – Risks and Actions - Updated Feb 2020


Guidance on what steps to take if a thunderstorm approaches
during the blasting process.

Target Audience - Anybody involved in the blasting process.

QNJACDrilling and Blasting04/03/2021
Fires on Explosives Vehicles - Updaed February 2020


Guidance on what steps to take in the event of a fire on a vehicle that is either carrying explosives or materials used to make explosives.

Target Audience - All those working on quarries or surface mines where
explosives are used.

QNJACDrilling and Blasting04/03/2021
The Post-Blast Inspection - Updated Feb 2020

Guidance on the post-blast inspection process

Target Audience - Shotfirers and Explosive Supervisors.

QNJACDrilling and Blasting04/03/2021
Danger Zone Control and the Duties of Sentries Updated Feb 2020

.Guidance on how to ensure control of the danger zone and what is expected from sentries.

Target Audience -  Managers, Supervisors, Shotfirers, Sentries and Explosives Supervisors

QNJACDrilling and Blasting04/03/2021
Defining the Danger Zone for Blasting - Updated Feb 2020
Guidance on what to consider when determining the danger zone for quarry blasting. The target audience for this toolbox talk is shotfirers, explosives supervisors and quarry operators. 
QNJACDrilling and Blasting04/03/2021
Loading and Unloading of Drilling Rigs & Compressors - Updated 2020
An illustrated toolbox talk produced by the QNJAC, addressing: competence; loading area; pre-loading checks; loading; unloading; example incident; key points
QNJACDrilling and Blasting04/03/2021