QNJAC Guidance

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WHAT IS THE “QNJAC”?

The Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC)  is a tripartite body comprising quarrying and extractive industry representatives of employers; employees; the government regulator (Health & Safety Executive, HSE); professional membership bodies; and industry training/educational organizations. 

The purpose of the QNJAC is to debate and develop health and safety policies and implementation strategies.  See Target Zero Vision Statement

The ‘engine room’ of the QNJAC comprises a series of Sub-Committees which focus on particular subject areas or projects, as required.  Approved QNJAC output is principally in the form of Guidance documents which, when confirmed by HSE’s Publications Governance Group,  are published on this website.

To access the QNJAC Guidance easily, the papers are located according to their originating Sub-Committees. Please click on the buttons on the right hand column or click all to view the full range of guidance available.

GUIDANCE ON DUST AND SILICA

To view the guidance on the management of dust and silica produced by the Quarries Partnership Team (QPT)  please click  DUST & SILICA 

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12 QNJAC Article(s) returned
Title/Short DescriptionSubjectDate 
Relationship between impacts of geotechnical management, drilling and blasting in a quarry - QNJAC toolbox talk

A toolbox talk on information and engagement in relation to the impacts that geotechnical management, drilling and blasting have on one another in a quarry operation.

It is aimed at quarry operators, quarry managers, supervisors, geotechnical specialists and those persons carrying out drilling and blasting work at the quarry.

Prepared by the QNJAC Joint Drill, Blast and Geotechnical Group in May 2020.

Drilling and Blasting26/05/2020
Face surveying - QNJAC Toolbox Talk

This toolbox talk is aimed at quarry managers, supervisors and those persons responsible for implementing the recommended measures from geotechnical assessments and managing the surveying operation.

Prepared by the QNJAC Joint Drill, Blast and Geotechnical  Group in May  2020.

Geotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles26/05/2020
Overburden stripping - QNJAC Toolbox talk

This  toolbox talk  is aimed at quarry operators, quarry managers and supervisors and should be read in conjunction with the ' QNJAC Guidance to Managing Change to Excavations and Tips'

It has been prepared by QNJAC Joint Drill, Blast and Geotechnical  Group. 

Toolbox talk was produced in May 2020

Geotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles26/05/2020
Blast designs and techniques to improve quarry face stability - February 2020

Guidance for quarry operators, geotechnical engineers, quarry managers, explosive supervisors, shotfirers and all others involved in the blast process to consider when designing and implementing blasts for improving quarry face stability

Geotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles16/02/2020
Managing stockpiles - Construction of solid tips - QNJAC - December 2019
A new toolbox talk from QNJAC outlining the correct way to construct solid tips
Geotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles13/12/2019
Managing stockpiles - QNJAC toolbox talk - December 2019
QNJAC have produced a new toolbox talk on the management of stockpiles
Geotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles13/12/2019
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 Guidance Section of Safeprecast

 12/12/2019
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

Road Haulage10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Guidance for drivers on RCS - QNJAC December 2019
QNJAC has produced some guidance for drivers in quarries on the control of dust -  Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS).
Road Haulage10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Vehicle isolation and maintenance - QNJAC Toolbox Talk - December 2019
QNJAC has produced a toolbox that highlights best practice in the management of vehicle isolation and key control for vehicles.
Road Haulage10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Reducing tipper rollovers - QNJAC Toolbox Talk December 2019

QNJAC has produced a toolbox talk highlighting the statutory duties and identifying the responsibilities of both the organisations and the individuals who are associated with a safe delivery being made by a tipper.

In particular, it looks at those responsible for maintaining the safety of persons involved in, or adjacent to, tipper loading and discharging activities. This includes the following;

  • Hauliers
  • Tipper Drivers
  • Site operators
  • Shovel loaders
  • Weighbridge staff
Road Haulage10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Vehicle breakdowns - Toolbox Talk - Dec 2019

QNJAC has produced a toolbox talk highlighting

  • The statutory duties of those involved with transport
  • What actions they can take to avoid breakdowns
  • What to do in the event of a breakdown.  

It is aimed at all those responsible for maintaining the safety of persons involved in, or impacted by, road haulage in the event of a vehicle breakdown - drivers, maintenance staff, fleet owners and hauliers, site operators and managers.

Road Haulage08/12/2019
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