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The Quarries Regulations 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of quarry

    4. 4.Application

  3. PART II HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

    1. 5.Duties of the person entitled to work the quarry

    2. 6.General duties of the operator

    3. 7.The health and safety document

    4. 8.Management structure

    5. 9.Training and competence

    6. 10.Instructions, rules and schemes

    7. 11.Review of health and safety measures

  4. PART III RISK CONTROL

    1. 12.Inspection

    2. 13.Benches and haul roads

    3. 14.Rules controlling risk from vehicles

    4. 15.Escape and rescue facilities at the quarry

    5. 16.Barriers

  5. PART IV ADDITIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

    1. 17.Compliance with Part IV

    2. 18.Permits to work

    3. 19.Safety drills

    4. 20.Fire and explosion hazards

    5. 21.Control of harmful and explosive atmospheres

    6. 22.Danger areas

    7. 23.Lighting

  6. PART V EXPLOSIVES

    1. 24.Application of this Part

    2. 25.Operator’s duties

    3. 26.Supervision of shotfiring operations and trainee shotfirers and records of appointment

    4. 27.Shotfirer’s duties

    5. 28.Misfires

    6. 29.Prohibited activities

  7. PART VI EXCAVATIONS AND TIPS

    1. 30.General duty to ensure safety of excavations and tips

    2. 31.Excavations and tips rules

    3. 32.Appraisal of excavations and tips

    4. 33.Meaning of “geotechnical assessment” and operator’s duties in relation to geotechnical assessments

    5. 34.Operator’s duties in relation to excavations and tips which are a significant hazard (“notifiable” excavations and tips)

    6. 35.Operator’s duties in relation to excavations and tips which are not a significant hazard

    7. 36.Duty to keep record of substances tipped

    8. 37.Notification of excavations and tips

    9. 38.Transitional provisions

  8. PART VII DUTIES OF EMPLOYERS AND PARTICIPATION AND DUTIES OF PERSONS AT WORK

    1. 39.Co-operation

    2. 40.Participation of persons at work

    3. 41.Duty of employers of employees at work at a quarry

    4. 42.Duty of persons at work at a quarry

    5. 43.Health surveillance

  9. PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 44.Record keeping

    2. 45.Notification of quarrying operations

    3. 46.Exemptions

  10. PART IX REPEALS, MODIFICATIONS AND REVOCATIONS

    1. 47.Repeals and modifications

    2. 48.Revocations and modifications to instruments

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CONTENT OF GEOTECHNICAL ASSESSMENTS

      1. 1.Site survey

      2. 2.Site investigation

      3. 3.Cross-sections based on site investigation

      4. 4.Plans based on site investigation

      5. 5.Assumptions made before analysis

      6. 6.Findings of analysis

      7. 7.Design coming out of analysis

      8. 8.Requirements during and after construction

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REPEALS AND MODIFICATIONS OF THE 1954 ACT

      1. PART I REPEALS

      2. PART II PROVISIONS OF THE 1954 ACT NOT TO APPLY TO QUARRIES AND EXTENT OF CONSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      MODIFICATIONS OF THE FACTORIES ACT 1961

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MODIFICATIONS OF THE 1969 ACT

      1. PART I MODIFICATIONS

      2. PART II PROVISIONS OF THE 1969 ACT NOT TO APPLY TO QUARRIES AND EXTENT OF CONSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REVOCATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS OF INSTRUMENTS

      1. PART I REVOCATIONS

      2. PART II MODIFICATIONS

  12. Explanatory Note

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