QNJAC is developed by Industry volunteers who are committed to making our industry a safer place.

Guidance

Contractors

Drilling & Blasting

Geotechnical

Leadership & Workforce Engagement

Occupational Health

Plant, Fix & Mobile

Quarries Legislation

Road Haulage

Self Audit

QNJAC is an abbreviation of the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee.

QNJAC is a tripartite body comprising quarrying and extractive industry representatives of employers; employees; the government regulator (Health & Safety Executive, HSE); professional membership bodies; trade unions; and industry training/educational organisations.

The ‘engine room’ of QNJAC comprises a series of sub-committees and working groups which focus on subject areas or projects, as required. Working groups look at regulations along with innovations, accident and incident reports, best practice, and new technologies to produce updated guidance.

Approved QNJAC output is principally in the form of Guidance documents which, when confirmed by HSE’s Publications Governance Group, are published on the QNJAC website. This guidance along with self-audits can help employers understand where they are in relation to regulations, help create action plans to fill gaps and use the new guidance to apply the regulation in today’s working environment.

QNJAC is made up of volunteers from quarrying and related products industry, everyone involved are passionate about this work and the overall aim, is to help everyone working in this great industry, stay safe.

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Fast facts

QNJAC is the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee

Focused on promoting the health and safety in all sectors of the quarrying and associated industries

Committed to making the industry a safer place, through the raising of training standards and competence

Providing approved guidance documents available to all

Working groups

Dedicated working groups and their chair persons:

Drilling and Blasting

Bob Woolley – EPC Groupe

Geotechnical

Rob Palmer – Tarmac

Mental health and wellbeing

Katherine Evans – Bold as Brass

Contractors

Cath Pickett – Chepstow plant international

Co-Chair is Rob Cross – EPC Groupe

Leadership and workforce engagement

Malcolm Mellow – Imerys

Plant, fixed and mobile

Simon Day – Hanson

QNJAC task groups that are currently active:

Geotechnical Emergency Checklist

Paul Joel – Retired

The use of drones in quarries

Anthony Elgey – Minerals Matter

Contractors

Cath Pickett – Chepstow plant international

Rob Cross – EPC Groupe

Geotechnical Asessment

Rob Palmer – Tarmac

Leadership and workforce engagement

Malcolm Mellow – Imerys

Drilling and Blasting

Bob Woolley – EPC Groupe

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.