The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Irish Concrete Federation (ICF) are jointly supporting Quarry Safety Week 2017, which will take place from Monday 13th – Friday 17th November 2017.
The objective of Quarry Safety Week 2017 is to highlight the key hazards which exist on a daily basis in operating quarries and some of the practices and proactive measures which can reduce the risk of accidents and injury to staff.
In order to support Quarry Safety Week 2017, HSA Inspectors will be conducting an intensive round of nationwide safety inspections throughout the week.
ICF members will also be undertaking safety initiatives to highlight the importance of quarry safety in their locations. Some of the activities being undertaken are highlighted below.