The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Irish Concrete Federation (ICF) are jointly supporting Quarry Safety Week 2019, which will take place from Monday 9th – Friday 13th September 2019.
The objective of Quarry Safety Week 2019 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 2019, the HSA will be conducting inspections on Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety throughout the week. Dr Sharon McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer of the HSA, urged employers to lead the way in delivering safer workplaces. To read the full press release click here.
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.