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 
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
Fatal 6 - Site energy isolation self audit - QNJAC - July 2019

The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to carry out self-audits of isolation procedures to prove their effectiveness as well as identifying weaknesses in the system that could lead to serious injury or loss of life. It is can be used and adapted by any organisation operating machinery that needs to be isolated from sources of power, typically for maintenance purposes.

Plant – fixed and mobile05/07/2019
Articlated Dump Trucks (ADTs) - Guidance Note - Issue 1 - June 2018

QNJAC Guidance on the safe operation of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) in quarries and surface mining operations.

This guidance is intended for sites where ADTs are in use, including quarries and opencast mines with the aim of reducing or eliminating the risk of body and cab overturns. It uses examples of good practice provided by UK quarry and coal mine operators together with input from specialist earthmoving contractors and manufacturers of ADT vehicles. This guidance will also be relevant to construction/civil engineering projects where ADTs are used in earth moving
operations.

Plant – fixed and mobile03/09/2018
Leading indicators of occupational safety and health for the UK Quarrying Industry

The guidance has been developed for the industry as part of improvement output from the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC), with input from senior company OH&S managers, trade union and workforce representation. It considers a number of aspects of work where good performance in day-to-day operations should result in improved performance in trailing indicators such as accident rates. (Issued January 2018)

Leadership and workforce engagement17/04/2018
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