A QUARRY company in Huddersfield hosted a high-profile industry health and safety event.
About 100 delegates from firms across the North attended the first-ever North Region Health and Safety Awareness Day staged at Johnsons Wellfield Quarries at Crosland Hill and organised by the Quarry Products Association.
Major companies represented included Tarmac, Hanson Aggregates, Lafarge Aggregates and Cemex.
The day-long event was aimed at employees, foremen and supervisors.
It included demonstrations of health and safety issues, including slips, trips and falls; gas safety; using mobile cranes; first aid; lifting and manual handling and working at height.
The eight demonstrations were held at different locations in the quarry site.
Delegates were split into seven teams and visited each site in turn throughout the day.
Delegates were welcomed by John Myers, managing director of Johnsons Wellfield Quarries and chairman of the QPA north region.
He said: “The event was well received, with 100 delegates.
“Health and safety remains an important issue, despite the cost restraints that today’s trading conditions are creating.”