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Document ID (ISN)75670
CIS number 00-1224
ISBN(s) 0-11-082955-7
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1999 No.2024
Title Health and Safety - The Quarries Regulations 1999 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information The Stationery Office, The Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1999. 32p. Price: GBP 5.80.
Abstract These regulations (effective 1 January 2000) list the various responsibilities of employers: preparation of a hygiene and safety document prior to undertaking any work; training of workers in hygiene and safety; inspection, maintenance and rescue plan; detection of explosive atmospheres. Parts V and VI concern the measures to be taken by employers with respect to explosives and excavations. Part VII deals with the responsibilities of workers and their participation. The Regulations modify the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (CIS 89-1407) and repeal the Quarries (Explosives) Regulations 1988 (CIS 89-1434) and the Quarries Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995 (CIS 95-1174).
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; quarrying industry; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) trenching and excavating; responsibilities of employers; fire hazards; explosion hazards; mine rescue; hazard evaluation; information of personnel; inspection; law; permits-to-work; safety checks; responsibilities of employees; safety planning
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying