This consultation document sets out the proposals to amend HSE's publication "Quarries Regulations 1999 Approved Code of Practice" (the ACOP). In addition to the Quarries Regulations 1999, the ACOP refers to other legislation that covers those people in Britain working in the quarrying industry. Due to legislative changes over the years, several of these references are now in need of updating, and the revision of the ACOP will allow us to address this. We also propose to amend four paragraphs of the ACOP to clarify existing guidance and ensure that it is consistent with industry guidance.
These proposals are relevant to operators and duty holders responsible for health and safety in quarries, and those people, including contractors, working in quarries.
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