Regulation 16 - perimeter security around the quarry fencing


Regulation 16 - perimeter security around the quarryfencing 23/10/12
This information sheet gives guidance to assist quarry operators in providing barriers specifically to comply with Regulation 16 of the Quarries Regulations 1999 (relating to perimeter security around the quarry). It should be read in conjunction with the Approved Code of Practice “Health and Safety at Quarries” (L118) which can be downloaded free of charge from HSE’s website (http://books.hse.gov.uk/hse/public/home.jsf). Regulation 16 builds upon duties imposed by section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Section 151(2) of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 also relates to quarry boundary security. This information sheet should be read in conjunction with the Regulation 22 information sheet


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