553. Appraisal of excavations and tips.

553.     Appraisal of excavations and tips.

The operator1 must ensure that a suitable and sufficient appraisal of all proposed or existing excavations2 or tips3 at the quarry4 is undertaken by a competent5 person in order to determine whether any such excavation or tip is a significant hazard6.

The operator must ensure that:


    (1)     any significant findings made during an appraisal, any conclusions reached7, and the reasons for those conclusions, are recorded by the competent person undertaking the appraisal8;


    (2)     the competent person signs and dates any such record9; and


    (3)     the record made in accordance with head (1)