All Ireland Quarry Safety Seminar 24th Oct 2012

This seminar has been organised by the following organisations – HSA, HSENI, Institute of Quarrying, Irish Concrete Federation, Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland and the Irish Mining & Quarrying Society.

You are cordially invited to this seminar which will provide essential information and best practice for the quarry industry. Speakers will use examples to illustrate best practice and will give practical information to help industry manage. There will be opportunities to ask questions. Occupational health issues will be examined and the question of worker competence will be addressed.

This seminar will be of interest to all involved in the quarrying process including contractors who operate in quarries.



Armagh City Hotel

2 Friary Road


Co. Armagh

BT60 4FR

Tel: (028) 3751 8888




 24th Oct 2012

10:00 – 10:30 Registration & Coffee

Session 1

Chaired by Clive Grudgings, QPANI Chairman

 10:30 – 11:00 Building the Team –

Simon McDowell, Kilwaughter Chemical Co

 11:00 – 11:30 Site Security and Edge

Protection – Paul O’Mahony, Roadstone Ltd

 11:30 – 12:00 Best Practice and Key

Safety Issues in Blasting – John Kilcoyne

 12:00 – 12:30 A Hands-off Approach

Integrating Aerial Surveys and LiDAR Geotechnical Mapping for Hard-rock and Sand & Gravel Geotechnical Assessments – Adrian Wilkinson, Quarry Design

 12:30 – 12:45 Questions – Chaired by

Dr Bryan Monson, HSENI

 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and Networking

Session 2 – Chaired by Jim Farrell, ICF President

 14:00 – 14:45 Silica: it’s not just dust – Craig Chisholm and Laverne Bell, John

McQuillan (Contracts) Ltd

 14:45 – 15:15 The Pitfalls in Plant Maintenance – Michael Keating, Roadstone


 15:15 – 15:35 Tea/Coffee

 15:35 – 15:55 How to Determine Worker Competence – David Johnston, IoQ

 15:55 – 16:10 Open Forum – Chaired by Pat Griffin, HSA



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