Abandonment or Ceasing of Operations at Quarries

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Abandonment or Ceasing of Operations at Quarries 22/1/15

QNJAC Guidance – Information sheet - 6 December 2014 “Abandonment” means stopping the use of the quarry (for the extraction or preparation for sale of minerals) with no intention of re-opening the quarry at some time in the future. “Ceasing operations” means suspending the use of the quarry (for the extraction or preparation for sale of minerals) for a significant period of time with the intention of re-opening the quarry at some time in the future, The guidance is intended to advise on good practice associated with either of the above events and applies to quarries coming under the provisions of the Quarries Regulations 1999 (QR99).


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