Extracting rock, sand, gravel and recycling from quarry faces puts workers and equipment at risk of falling over the edge.
As an employer, you must review tasks and identify any risks to workers, particularly of falling. Tasks to be reviewed may include bench preparation, drilling, charging blasts, clean up, loading and hauling.
You must then select and implement suitable control measures to eliminate or reduce the risks. These must be reviewed and maintained to ensure they are effective.
The information provided in the library is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own personal situation and requirements before deciding if it is appropriate to you. We recommend you also refer to your safety consultant.