Guidance on the Appointment and Nomination of Competent Individuals in Quarries


Appointment & Nomination of Competent Individuals in Quarries 28/3/11
'General Series' Information Sheet GS1, has been approved by the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC). It comprises guidance to help in the appointment & nomination of Competent Individuals to take charge of quarry operations to comply with Quarries Regulation 8 and should be read in conjunction with the Approved Code of Practice “Health and Safety at Quarries”.


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