Inspections of Rock Faces - Toolbox Talk

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Inspections of Rock Faces – QNJAC Guidance 25/1/13
Strongly illustrative QNJAC guidance on what to consider when undertaking face inspections. A brief summary of the relevant legislation precedes examples of face collapses & instability, focusing on geotechnical types & causes; changes in geological conditions; influence of water; freeze-thaw; etc. Document explores factors determining whether it is safe to work below or above a face; whether face maintenance is required prior to working; and when the advice of a Geotechnical Specialist is required. NB: PRESENTERS' NOTES in top left corner of 'slides'.


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)

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