Geotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles Guidance

Quarry Lagoon inspections

Quarry Lagoon inspections

Guidance on the inspection of lagoons - QNJAC In this QNJAC guidance you will find information, images and videos covering all aspects of quarry lagoon inspections, it covers the two types of lagoons commonly found in quarries Below Ground level lagoons which are...

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Selecting a Geotechnical Specialist

Selecting a Geotechnical Specialist

Guidance on selecting a geotechnical specialist 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...

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Geotechnical self-audit

Geotechnical self-audit

Geotechnical self-audit form This self-audit has been produced by a working group of QNJAC which comprises industry experts from varied backgrounds, the Trade Unions and HSE. The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to...

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Appraisal of excavations and tips

Appraisal of excavations and tips

Quarries Regulation 1999 - Regulation 32 - Appraisal of excavations and tips Appraisals conducted in accordance with Regulation 32 are a vital part of the safe systems of work and are mandatory under the law. However, the process is often misunderstood and compliance...

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Overburden Stripping

Overburden Stripping

Overburden stripping - Toolbox talk This  toolbox talk  is aimed at quarry operators, quarry managers and supervisors and should be read in conjunction with the ' QNJAC Guidance to Managing Change to Excavations and Tips' It has been prepared by QNJAC Joint Drill,...

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Face Surveying

Face Surveying

Face surveying - Toolbox Talk This toolbox talk is aimed at quarry managers, supervisors and those persons responsible for implementing the recommended measures from geotechnical assessments and managing the surveying operation. Prepared by the QNJAC Joint Drill,...

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Duties of the Operator

Duties of the Operator

Duties of the Operator - Guidance  Guidance designed to help CEOs & others understand the requirements placed on the “quarry operator” to implement a safe geotechnical management process at their quarries. A brief legislative review is accompanied by emphasis on...

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Inspections of Rock Faces

Inspections of Rock Faces

Inspections of Rock Faces – Toolbox Talk 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 &...

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Excavation and Tip Rules

Excavation and Tip Rules

Excavation and Tip Rules - Guidance  Geotechnics, Face & Stockpile Operations Information Sheet 2 gives HSE-endorsed guidance on Excavation & Tip Rules in Quarries. Covering a range of job roles, the document sets out how to structure, develop & control...

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Abandonment or Ceasing of Operations at Quarries

Abandonment or Ceasing of Operations at Quarries

Abandonment or Ceasing of Operations at Quarries 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...

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Quarry design

Quarry design

Quarry Design – Version 1 Guidance Note on Quarry design in relation to excavations and tips (QNJAC Geotechnical Face & Stockpile Operations Subcommittee) The requirement for “design” forms a central tenet of the Quarry Regulations 19991 (The term design is used...

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Safe Face Management Operation in Quarries

Safe Face Management Operation in Quarries

Safe Face Management Operation in Quarries - Guidance  Representatives of industry and associated professional organisations; trades unions and the HSE, comprising the tripartite Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) have approved risk-based Guidance on...

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Managing Change to Excavations

Managing Change to Excavations

Guidance to Managing Change to Excavations and Tips QNJAC, Geotechnics, Face & Stockpiles Operations - Information Sheet 3 - gives guidance as to actions to manage Change to Excavations and Tips. Appx.1 comprises an Impact Assessment Sheet, whilst Appx.2 is a...

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