Health and Safety Law in Quarries Volume 1

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Health and Safety Law in Quarries: General and Specific Duties 

This book is part of a series published by The Institute of Quarrying on the key aspects and practices in mineral extraction and processing.

It is intended as a valuable resource for anyone working in or studying the quarrying, construction materials and the related mineral products and processing industries. 

Legislation on occupational health and safety, applied in all sectors of the quarrying industry often presenting managers and responsible persons with difficulties of interpretation and application.

The object of this book is to present the main points of quarry legislation in a comprehensible form. It focuses on general health and safety duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and specific duties under the Quarries Regulations 1999. The Codes of Practice and Guidance where these exist and in some cases is illustrated by examples of court decisions.

The information in this publication is for general guidance on right and responsibilities and is not legal advice. Specialist advice should always be sought if you need more details about what action to take in your own circumstances.