809. Health and safety management in regard to quarries.

809.     Health and safety management in regard to quarries.

The person entitled to work a quarry1 must not permit another person to be the operator2 of that quarry unless that person is suitable and has sufficient resources to be able to operate the quarry safely3. Where the person entitled to work a quarry permits another person to be the operator of that quarry, he must make a written record of that permission; and that record must be signed by the person so entitled and the operator and a copy of it must be provided to the operator4. That record and copy must be kept by the person so entitled and the operator respectively for the duration of that permission5. The person so entitled must provide the operator with any relevant information available to him which might affect the health and safety of persons at work at the quarry6.

It is the duty of the operator of every quarry to take the necessary measures to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable7, that the quarry and its plant are designed, constructed, equipped, commissioned, operated and maintained8 in such a way that