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Health & Safety

19 February 2010 | Health & Safety
Quarry Management spoke to Colin Mew, HM Principal Inspector of the recently established Quarries National Inspection Team, about the key health and safety challenges facing the aggregates industry,...
12 February 2010 | Health & Safety
An efficient low-cost solution from Barr Quarries helps deliver improved health, safety and environmental performance at TincornhillImproving workplace health and safety is without question the...
15 January 2010 | Health & Safety
Nick Campey from Watkins Hire explains the best approach to keeping the site office warm in winter, cool in summer and dry all year roundIf there is one thing that quarry operatives are used to as...
14 December 2009 | Health & Safety
Graham Doran, sales & marketing director at Cooper Crouse-Hinds (UK) Ltd, discusses how companies can reduce the risk of dust explosions occurring in the workplace and the current standards...
10 July 2009 | Health & Safety
Week-long safety event highlights some recent product innovationsImproving the safety of quarry workers remains a key priority for the industry, with quarry operators continuously seeking ways to...
10 July 2009 | Health & Safety
Communicating with lone workers in a safety critical industryDependability is, without doubt, the number one consideration when choosing a communications system, especially for locations where lone...
01 June 2009 | Health & Safety
Hertfordshire-based Quick Switch (UK) Ltd have unveiled a new quick-hitch safety-pin warning device that could save the lives of operators working around excavators fitted with semi-automatic quick...
01 April 2009 | Health & Safety
Mark Homan, global PPE/welding accessories business manager at ESAB, points out what quarry managers need to knowBusinesses have both legal and moral obligations to safeguard their workers and one of...
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01 April 2009 | Health & Safety
Comment by Geoff Hooke, secretary general at the British Safety Industry FederationThere is a natural tendency during a recession to try to save costs by carefully evaluating every aspect of activity...
02 March 2009 | Health & Safety
A personal view by Roy Bush, HSE HM Inspector of QuarriesThis is not a perfect world, as you may have noticed. But if it were, how would you approach the economic downturn in the quarrying industry?...
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02 March 2009 | Health & Safety
The British Aggregates Association’s site assessment schemeIn June 2007 the British Aggregates Association (BAA) launched its scheme for assessing operating standards in quarries following the...
Tagged in: BAA
02 March 2009 | Health & Safety
QPA Health & Safety Scheme opens its doors to all‘There are certain things that, inherently, trade associations can do better than individual companies – presenting the ‘bigger...
Tagged in: QPA
05 January 2009 | Health & Safety
Over the last decade, air filtration requirements in the quarrying and asphalt industry have become ever more demanding, which means operators have to constantly review both the health and safety as...
03 November 2008 | Health & Safety
With substantial plant operating on open-plan worksites, and aggravating factors such as noise and dust, the quarry industry needs to be especially rigorous in managing the risks of reversing plant...
03 November 2008 | Health & Safety
Supplying plant that is inherently safe – as standardBy Martin Isles, chairman of the UEPG Health and Safety Committee, Brussels, and director of health and safety with the QPAWidespread attention is...

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