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Quarry health and safety

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Quarrying remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in, since 2000 over 3500 workers have suffered an injury reportable to HSE, 31 of those being fatal.

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Target Zero

QNJAC initiative aimed at ultimately delivering quarrying as a zero harm industry.

Target Zero and its predecessors have helped reduce accidents in quarries by over 80% since 2000.

The next phase of Target Zero is committing itself to reducing injuries by a further 15% year-on-year to 2015 compared to a 2010 baseline.

More on Target Zero

QNJAC guidance

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The HSE is a member of the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC). QNJAC produces guidance, toolbox talks and other information to assist the industry in achieving its ultimate aim of zero harm. This resource is free and is endorsed by all of the members of QNJAC.

Further QNJAC guidance

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Updated 2014-10-29