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, 17705.42 KB]

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


Small Mines Health and Safety Roadshow

The NSW Resources Regulator are holding health and safety roadshows across NSW.

For the full list of roadshow locations and dates click here [PDF, 149.15 KB]

The roadshow will start at 9am and finish at 3pm. Click here for the full agenda. [PDF, 38.77 KB]

Morning tea and lunch will be provided (please note: We will not be observing specific dietary requirements)


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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