QNJAC Guidance on competence assurance


QNJAC Guidance on competence assurance 23/10/12
This information sheet is intended to assist the quarrying industry in its understanding of the term ‘fully competence assured’ as part of its commitment to the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee’ (QNJAC) to become fully competence assured in support of the Target Zero initiative working towards a zero harm industry. This industry-led approach has the support of HSE, whose own policy and enforcement considerations are set out separately in SIM 03/2005/15 Version 2, “Competence under the Quarries Regulations 1999”


QNJAC is a collaboration to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity. It relies on industry expertise to come together for the mutual benefit.

Here are some of the key partners actively involved in QNJAC.

EMPI Awards

Health and Safety executive (HSE)

Institute of Quarrying (IQ)

Mineral Products Association (MPA)

Mineral Products Qualification Council (MPQC)

Minerals Matter

The British Aggregate Association (BAA)

Unite - The union

University of Derby (UoD)

For more resources, please visit SafeQuarry.com