Guidance on selecting a Geotechnical Specialist


Guidance on selecting a geotechnical specialist - February 2022 10/2/22

QNJAC has produced some new guidance on the selection of geotechnical specialists.

Where a significant hazard has been identified it is the duty of the operator to ensure that a Geotechnical Assessment is carried out by a Geotechnical Specialist

Whilst the operator appoints a Geotechnical Specialist it remains the duty of the operator to:

  • Ensure that any significant findings and conclusions are recorded by the geotechnical specialist and that the geotechnical specialist signs and dates the document and records his professional qualifications
  • Ensure that any information available to him which may be relevant for the purposes of a geotechnical assessment is made available to the geotechnical specialist undertaking that assessment
  • Ensure that any remedial works identified during the geotechnical assessment are completed by the date specified

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