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HSE - Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) - Terms of reference

Terms of reference

  1. Membership of the QNJAC Board is drawn from HSE, relevant trade associations, trades unions, employers, professional bodies, training and educational establishments and suppliers of goods and services. Member organisations must nominate a suitably mandated individual to attend on their behalf. Member organisations will be listed on HSE’s QNJAC website.
  2. The QNJAC Steering Group is a tripartite body that broadly represents the make-up of QNJAC Board and will include the Chairs of any Working Groups established to deliver a programme of work. The purpose of the QNJAC Steering Group will be to:
    • direct, oversee, assist or support the work of QNJAC members and working groups in delivering the objectives of the QNJAC Strategy, Targets and Health and Safety Action Plan;
    • receive reports on the work and progress of working groups and members in respect of the QNJAC Health and Safety Action Plan;
    • keep under review and up to date the QNJAC Health and Safety Action
  3. Working Groups are established to support the QNJAC Board on particular tasks and issues as required. Participants of Working Groups are drawn from suitably competent persons from industry. Working Group Chairs sit on the QNJAC Steering Group and report to the QNJAC Board.
  4. The QNJAC Board will meet annually (usually in November). Member organisations may propose one named substitute who may attend in place of their nominated individual.
  5. Outputs, including guidance, press releases and publications, produced by QNJAC will carry the title QNJAC and must be agreed by the QNJAC Board.
  6. Safequarry.com and qnjac.com/co.uk act as the host websites for QNJAC agreed output including guidance, information sheets, toolbox talks and toolkits.
  7. Outputs of QNJAC may be placed on websites of membership organisations, or their successors, including the British Aggregates Association (BAA), CoalImp, Minerals Products Association (MPA), Minerals Products Qualifications Council (MPQC), Trades Unions, HSE and other appropriate organisations so long as they are available to members and non-members of those organisations.
Updated 2017-07-11