McGraths proudly support and actively participate in Quarry Safety Week, which will take place from Monday 13th–Friday 17th November 2017. This year we have chosen to trial safety glasses for all employees in the quarry, focus on Near Misses – Tool Box Talks and have compiled procedures for the on-site workshop, and will be completing training with the maintenance employees. We will also show a Bitumen Safety Video, explaining the importance of delivery and storage procedures.
Quarry Safety Week is run in conjunction with The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Irish Concrete Federation. The objective of Quarry Safety Week 2017 is to highlight the key hazards which exist on a daily basis in operating quarries and some of the practices and proactive measures which can reduce the risk of accidents and injury to staff.
In order to support Quarry Safety Week 2017, HSA Inspectors will be conducting an intensive round of nationwide safety inspections throughout the week, and ICF members will also be undertaking safety initiatives to highlight the importance of quarry safety in their locations. Click here to find out more information.