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Sector plan for health and safety in quarries

This sector includes surface mining of coal and industrial minerals and directly employs around 20 000 people.

Five major organisations employ about half the workforce, with the remainder working for SMEs.

The sector is the largest civil user and manufacturer of explosives in Great Britain. This creates on-site and off-site risks to employees, contractors and members of the public.

The plan

This plan covers the current position, priorities and what HSE will do to help Great Britain work well.

Updated 2020-11-05