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QUARRY SAFETY FOR CHILDREN

A quarry is a place where we dig up the stone and sand we need for building .The stone and sand is then used for houses, shops, schools, hospitals, roads and for lots of other building work. Special crushed rock is even used in our toothpaste! However, quarries can be dangerous places when children treat them as adventure playgrounds.

Look inside to see if you can spot the dangers at the quarry and to find safer places to play. PLAY...SAFE STAY SAFE

Extra activities:
• Why not design your own safety poster with your friends?
Share ideas about what signs and posters would stop you from going into a quarry.
• See if you can list ten places where it is safe to play. This could be anywhere you
enjoy playing which is safe – perhaps it is somewhere that you haven’t yet been.

Quarries are important places but they are places for work and not play. The people who work in quarries have special equipment and know how to keep themselves safe.
Quarries can also be dangerous places. There are often deep lakes with freezing water and dangerous machinery. Heaps of sand can suddenly give way and falling rocks can injure your head.
Remember Play Safe... Stay Safe!

If you go to a quarry you won’t have any of this safety equipment.
So don’t go there. Play Safe… Stay Safe.
If want your teachers at school to show you and your friends a video
about safety in quarries then ask them to contact:
Elizabeth Clements
Quarry Products Association
Tel 020 7963 8000
e-mail clements@qpa.org
For more information on quarries visit www.qpa.org

Click on the links for more detailed information on quarries and quarrying.

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