Regulation 16 – perimeter security around the quarryfencing

This information sheet gives guidance to assist quarry operators in providing barriers specifically to comply with Regulation 16 of the Quarries Regulations 1999 (relating to perimeter security around the quarry). It should be read in conjunction with the Approved Code of Practice “Health and Safety at Quarries” (L118) which can be downloaded free of charge from HSE’s website ( Regulation 16 builds upon duties imposed by section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Section 151(2) of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 also relates to quarry boundary security. This information sheet should be read in conjunction with the Regulation 22 information sheet

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