Coronavirus Update

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Due to current government restrictions Safety First Consultants have taken the decision to stop delivering the quarry passport course in the immediate future. However, we hope to recommence in the summer dependent on circumstances and government advice at the time. You will find a revised schedule of provisional course dates on our website recommencing in June. If you wish to provisionally book places you may do so via email or phone.

If you have a quarry passport that is about to expire you now have 3 months to renew it after the expiry date. This may lead to a log jam once courses are able to be run. We would advise you to provisionally book your places early, however if demand requires it, we will endeavour to run additional courses. Please get in touch if you need further information or if our current dates do not suit you.

In the meantime please stay safe and follow the latest government advice

Coronavirus Information (Covid-19)

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In view of the current advice from the UK Government Safety First Consultants is considering its options for running the Quarry Safety Passport courses.

The next course scheduled for 23rd – 24th March is now full. Numbers have been restricted to a maximum of 10 candidates in a room designed to hold 20 persons, this to achieve a little “social distancing”. Candidates have been asked to provide their own lunches and provide hand gels to limit the interface with the hotel training room facilities.

Safety First Consultants have requested that any persons displaying the published symptoms of Covid-19 or have any reason to suspect they may have contracted the virus should NOT attend the quarry safety passport course,  no matter how short this notice may be. In such cases Safety First Consultants will endeavour to rearrange courses so that candidates fees are not lost.

Clearly the national situation remains fluid and it may be that future, planned courses have to be cancelled. However it is the current intention that quarry safety passport courses will continue to be run not withstanding future advice from the UK Government.

Vehicle Accidents

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The HSE announced in 2017 that “being hit by a vehicle” was again one of the top three causes of workplace fatality, this was still the case last year.

Busy quarries can have up to 200 vehicle movements a day so it’s vital we all pay attention.

The Quarry Passport Course is full of helpful advice on how to avoid incidents in this regard, including the correct use and selection of high vis clothing. Why not attend Safety First Consultant’s next course on 23rd – 24th March 2020 and make sure you are up to speed with current thinking.