Health and safety at opencast mines, alluvial mines and quarries

From the top down, safety needs to be a priority at all mines – including opencast and alluvial mines and quarries. We have produced guidance to address the risks and hazards specific to this type of mining and extraction work.

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.

Health and safety at opencast mines, alluvial mines, and quarries

This guide gives practical advice on health and safety measures at opencast mines, alluvial mines, and quarries.

Health and safety at opencast mines, alluvial mines and quarries (PDF 12 MB)

Health and safety quarry essentials pocket guide

This guide is taken primarily from the main health and safety at opencast mines, alluvial mines, and quarries guidelines, and focuses on managing risks at quarries for operators, managers, and workers.

Quarry essentials pocket guide (PDF 2.5 MB)