The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) in conjunction with Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland (QPANI) and Institute of Quarrying (IoQ) held a series of workshops specifically for excavator drivers who load out at the quarry face and those persons responsible for supervising this operation. The Institute of Quarrying also recognised this training and awarded one hour of Continuous Professional Development and issued certificates.
The workshops were delivered across Northern Ireland at a number of sites to small local groups to limit the time the workers were out of the quarry. The subject material was presented by Ken Logan and Brian Pryce of HSENI. The HSENI and QPANI Health and Safety Committee have developed a series of similar workshops for 2015 that will focus on the priority risk areas identified by both organisations.
Members attend workshop events hosted by Acheson & Glover, P Clarke
and Quinn Building Products.