Quarry Workers: 5 Guidelines to Secure Your Working Environment

Excavator in a quarry siteSafety is one of the biggest topics of discussion when planning a construction, industrial or mining project. And it is imperative for project managers to have a solid safety plan to communicate to everyone who will be working on site.

Any self-priming pump manufacturer would say that safety should be a top priority when working with their equipment. The same would most likely go with any other contractor you will be working with throughout your quarry operations.

These simple guidelines should help you create your set of safety rules to ensure a successful quarry operation.

1. Seatbelt Inspections on All Vehicles

It is common knowledge for everyone to use a seatbelt when operating a vehicle. As the manager, though, it is your responsibility to make sure that all safety belts that you will use during operations undergo regular inspection for damage like frayed belt edges and loose or rusty buckles.

2. Personal Protective Gear for All Workers

This is another given safety measure in all large work sites that you must not take for granted in any circumstance. Make sure that you have the required PPE for your operations. And remember that you should never rely on PPE alone to meet your requirements for hazard control.

3. Stay on Top of Quarry Traffic Control

Quarry operations make use of large vehicles and equipment that require specific training to operate. Make sure that everyone is trained on the rules when it comes to quarry traffic. Equipment must always be given the right of way, and site visitors must be fully briefed before setting foot on the site.

Directional signs must be clear and visible and always inspected to be in good condition.

4. Conduct Regular Maintenance and Training

All machines, vehicles, tools, and equipment have to be regularly maintained to make sure they do not cause any serious dangers to the ones using them and to the people around them. You must conduct specific training on a regular basis for each type of equipment.

Remember that these are just guidelines to some of the safety measures that you should be implementing. It is still your responsibility to assess your operations fully and to come up with a comprehensive analysis of your required hazard controls.

You must make this a priority to ensure the safety of all your workers and the success of your operation.