Health and Safety at Quarries Guide

This guide gives practical advice on health and safety control measures at quarries. The guideline also applies to surface sand, gemstone and alluvial mines and dredging operations.

The guide has been produced mainly for mine operators, mine managers, other persons conducting a business or undertaking, workers and worker representatives. Workers, health and safety advisers, consultants and engineers may also find it helpful.

This guide does not apply to coal mines or underground mines.

Health and Safety at Quarries Guide [PDF, 12960.26 KB]

Note: This document is designed to guide and assist industry in meeting its WHS obligations. You should complete your own risk assessments and take competent advice when implementing health and safety management systems.


Safety management kit for small-scale mines, quarries and extractive industry operations

The Safety management kit for small-scale mines, quarries and extractive industry operations has been redesigned to help prepare a basic safety system (a mine safety management plan) so you can comply with mine safety legislation. This kit has been developed with small-sized mines, quarries and extractive industries in mind.

It recognises that finding and organising the resources for preparing a mine safety management plan (MSMP) can be difficult for a small mine. There is a need to streamline the preparation of MSMPs as well as meet documentation requirements. The kit, however, can be modified to fit any small or medium size mine and may help prepare the basis for a comprehensive MSMP.

Safety management kit for small-scale mines, quarries and extractive industry operations: Introduction

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Safety management kit for small-scale mines, quarries and extractive industry operations: Part 1

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Instruction pages (Programs 1-21)

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Fillable templates (Programs 1-21)

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Safety management system assessment

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Safety management system development chart

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