The Spring Quarry Safety Campaign 2022 will take place from 15th25th March 2022.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Irish Concrete Federation (ICF) are jointly supporting “Spring Quarry Safety Campaign 2022″ which is taking place from Monday 14th – Friday 25th March 2022.

The theme of the campaign is “Machinery Safety”.

During the campaign, the HSA will be conducting quarry inspections, focussing on machinery safety and the HSA and ICF will present a series of online briefings for management, supervisors and safety officers on topical issues related to machinery safety.

Pat Griffin, Senior Inspector, HSA stated on the launch of the campaign that “Quarries and manufacturing plants within quarries are potentially hazardous workplaces due to the large and powerful machinery used on a daily basis. However, these risks are measurable and manageable, and we are asking employers to fulfil their duty of care to their employees, contractors and any visitors to quarries. As with any hazardous workplace environment, we urge employers to actively carry out risk assessments and put in place appropriate control measures including safe ways of working.  The outcome of these risk assessments must be communicated to all those involved in the work while ensuring they all receive instruction and safety training relevant to the tasks that are undertaken.”

Irish Concrete Federation Chief Executive Gerry Farrell said “Given the increased activity levels in the sector, it is critical that our members remain focused on the fundamental safety risks associated with quarrying. Therefore we greatly welcome the active support of the HSA for this campaign with its focus on machinery safety in quarries.”

In support of the “Spring Quarry Safety Campaign”, ICF members will be making commitments to carry out proactive safety measures in machinery safety which are  available on our dedicated campaign webpage, click here to view.

Pictured above are some ICF member locations who participated at ICF events for Quarry Safety Week 2022.