The ‘Stay Safe… Stay Out’ campaign is an initiative run by the Quarry Products Association NI (QPANI) in conjunction with our national organisation the Mineral Products Association (MPA), on behalf of the quarrying industry every year to raise awareness amongst younger children, teenagers, parents, teachers and youth workers about the dangers of entering quarries uninvited and unsupervised.
We are particularly concerned about teenagers who place their lives at risk by trespassing in both active and disused quarries. Over recent years, too many have been killed or seriously injured.
This year we are working in partnership with the Health & Safety Executive for NI (HSENI) to highlight the issue to school principals as we believe teachers in particular can play a vital role in spreading the message to young people that quarries are not a safe place to play.
||Stephen Robinson at Craigs Quarry,
Glenwherry (Robinson Quarry Masters) speaks to Ballymena Cambridge
House pupils highlighting Key Stage 3 Geography topics.
Quarries play an important part in all our lives; they are places
of work and not for play. You should only visit a quarry as part
of an organised trip by initiation from the Quarry Manager.
For more information please visit the Stay Safe website.
If your School or local interest group would like a supervised
tour of a quarry or talk by a local Quarry Manager please contact
us if you would like help or advice on setting up a visit.
The Stay Safe page also offers access to a wide range of excellent resources for Quarry Managers, Teachers and Children.
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