QNJAC - Burlington Stone

QNJAC

Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC)

The Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) membership is drawn from HSE, relevant trade associations, trade union and professional bodies. Its aim is to promote health and safety in all sectors of the quarrying and associated industries and raise health and safety concerns.

HSE - Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) -  Aims and objectives

  1. Promote health and safety throughout the quarrying and associated industries via an agreed work programme.
  2. Discuss the application and implementation of existing health and safety legislation.
  3. Provide a forum to explain HSE’s operational policy.
  4. Consult on draft legislation and European proposals.
  5. Discuss draft material from HSC/E, trade associations, trades unions and other interested parties.
  6. Raise health and safety concerns of the quarrying and associated industries with manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, plant and equipment.
  7. Raise training standards and competence of employees
  8. Produce industry specific guidance and training materials and agreed methods of production.

HSE - Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) - Terms of reference

  1. Membership is drawn from HSE, relevant trade associations, trades unions, employers, professional bodies, training and educational establishments. Members must be “persons whose responsibilities include the development of health and safety policies and implementation strategies” in the industry.
  2. Subcommittees and working groups are established to support main committee on particular projects as required.
  3. Two meetings per year (March and October). Members may propose one named substitute who may attend meetings on their behalf.

Taken from HSE QNJAC web page.

If you require more info see the link below.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/meetings/committees/qnjac/index.htm