Commodities & Agriculture


Safety & Compliance Solutions for Quarries

Feb. 3 2020

Statutory regulations and laws including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Quarries Regulations 1999 and others require that quarry electrical installations, equipment, and all associated plant, are required to be maintained in a safe condition.

This includes putting in place a robust testing and inspection regime, with those tests and inspections being carried out at suitable intervals and by competent persons.

Maintaining safety and compliance across all quarry operations can be complex and time-consuming. That’s why Bureau Veritas works with quarry managers and health & safety duty holders to assist in ensuring safety and compliance across all quarry operations.

A one-stop shop

Gary Keenan, Mechanical Technical Lead for Bureau Veritas said: “It requires a multi-faceted programme of testing, inspection, risk assessments, control measures and more to meet statutory obligations at a quarry, but Bureau Veritas acts as a one-stop shop for safety and compliance.

“Our experienced team works with quarry managers and health & safety duty holders to offer a comprehensive range of solutions which help meet statutory regulations and ensure best practice standards.

“These include the provision of electrical and mechanical written schemes, electrical and ATEX testing and inspection, as well as statutory mechanical inspection of work equipment including lift, crane, pressure and LEV equipment.

“We also provide DSEAR risk assessments and inspections for diesel storage, battery charging or storage of flammable gases / liquids, together with online compliance management for all stakeholders. It’s a comprehensive programme which can be complex for businesses. Bureau Veritas can help to support clients in their journey to compliance.”

Find out more

To further assist our clients, we have produced a new brochure which details all relevant services for quarries, together with details of what makes Bureau Veritas unique in the marketplace; from our comprehensive understanding of quarries and their unique requirements, to our complete impartiality and sophisticated planning network.

With Bureau Veritas you can maintain compliance and control costs, with complete transparency and impartiality to ensure that any unnecessary spend is mitigated.