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 & 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’.

Download the guidance