Quarries

At Kingsbridge, we focus on sectors where we can differentiate ourselves from our competitors through knowledge and expertise. Quarries and aggregates is one such sector where we have in-depth experience working with a wide range of clients in this area.


At Kingsbridge, we focus on sectors where we can differentiate ourselves from our competitors through knowledge and expertise. Quarries and aggregates is one such sector where we have in-depth experience working with a wide range of clients in this area. We think that our success is due to our detailed understanding of:

    • Quarries Regulations 1999
    • Working processes in the sector
    • Health and safety requirements
    • We can also offer a bespoke health and safety management system to our quarry clients.

Our comprehensive insurance programme protects quarry clients against a wide range of risks, including property, business interruption, sudden and unforeseen damage, employers’ liability, environmental impairment liability, commercial legal expenses and many more.

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At Kingsbridge, we focus on sectors where we can differentiate ourselves from our competitors through knowledge and expertise. Quarries and aggregates is one such sector where we have in-depth experience working with a wide range of clients in this area. We think that our success is due to our detailed understanding of:

    • Quarries Regulations 1999
    • Working processes in the sector
    • Health and safety requirements
    • We can also offer a bespoke health and safety management system to our quarry clients.

Our comprehensive insurance programme protects quarry clients against a wide range of risks, including property, business interruption, sudden and unforeseen damage, employers’ liability, environmental impairment liability, commercial legal expenses and many more.

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Health And Safety

Quarrying remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in. However, since the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an initiative to improve working practices in 2000, the industry has achieved a substantial reduction in accidents. Insurers were historically unwilling to offer liability insurance to this high-risk sector and the Lloyd’s market largely dominated.

However, the reduction in accident rates and the work of the HSE quarries inspectors has led to an increasing number of insurers entering the sector to compete for those clients that can demonstrate robust health and safety management systems. Unlike most industries, all quarries must have a written health and safety policy, regardless of the number of employees. In addition, they must comply with The Quarries Regulations 1999, which relate to the safe operation of quarries.

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Health And Safety

Quarrying remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in. However, since the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an initiative to improve working practices in 2000, the industry has achieved a substantial reduction in accidents. Insurers were historically unwilling to offer liability insurance to this high-risk sector and the Lloyd’s market largely dominated.

However, the reduction in accident rates and the work of the HSE quarries inspectors has led to an increasing number of insurers entering the sector to compete for those clients that can demonstrate robust health and safety management systems. Unlike most industries, all quarries must have a written health and safety policy, regardless of the number of employees. In addition, they must comply with The Quarries Regulations 1999, which relate to the safe operation of quarries.

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Under the regulations, quarry operators have responsibility for the following areas:

  • Health and safety management
  • Risk control, including inspections, use of vehicles, benches and haul roads
  • Explosives
  • Excavations and tips, including geo-technical assessments
  • Training and robust documentation
  • Duties of employers and people at work, including health surveillance

We can help our clients to comply with all of the relevant regulations and satisfy their insurers that their risks are being well-managed. In addition, we can offer them access to industry-specific courses via the Mineral Products Association and the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee.

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Under the regulations, quarry operators have responsibility for the following areas:

  • Health and safety management
  • Risk control, including inspections, use of vehicles, benches and haul roads
  • Explosives
  • Excavations and tips, including geo-technical assessments
  • Training and robust documentation
  • Duties of employers and people at work, including health surveillance

We can help our clients to comply with all of the relevant regulations and satisfy their insurers that their risks are being well-managed. In addition, we can offer them access to industry-specific courses via the Mineral Products Association and the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee.

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