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HSE has operational inspectors who deal with the quarry industry on a day to day basis. The Inspectors form the National Quarries Inspection Team (NQIT) and use a range of methods including:


The Sector function for quarries now forms part of the NQIT team, based in HSE's Northampton office it deals specifically with quarries and opencast coal sites.

Quarry Section

This Section is responsible for policy, legal and generic health and safety issues relating to the quarrying and opencast coal industries as well as stakeholder engagement activities, as part of which it takes an active role in dealing with key stakeholders including:

Updated 2022-05-21