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Rollover risk associated with the use of road vehicles in off-road applications in quarries

Health and Safety Executive - Safety Notice
Department Name: Operational Strategy Division - Manufacturing Sector (Quarries)
Bulletin No: OPSTD MS 4-2010
Issue Date: 10 May 2010
Target Audience: Users of road vehicles in quarries, Quarry Industry
Key Issues: Collapse of vehicle roof in rollover situations.

Introduction:

The use of any vehicle at a quarry will generally involve a risk of the vehicle overturning. Quarry edge protection should be designed to overturn a vehicle in order to arrest its progress if all other systems have failed (i.e. the edge protection has failed to stop the vehicle dead or simply redirect it back onto the roadway).

Background:

An employee of a contractor was killed when the 4x4 road vehicle he was driving overturned on a haul road at a quarry. Although the operator was thrown clear during the incident, the roof of the vehicle collapsed.

Action required:

Employers should review their arrangements to ensure that:

Employees should:

Relevant legal documents:

References:

Further information:

Health and Safety Executive
Manufacturing Sector
Metal and Minerals Team
900 Pavilion Drive
Northampton Business Park
Northampton
NN4 7RG

General note:

Please pass this information to a colleague who may have this product/equipment or operate this type of system/process.

2012-03-09