The safety zone
Quarries play an important part in all our lives.
They provide us with many kinds of vital building materials, plus all the rocks and stones that are used to make thousands of everyday objects, from toothpaste to teacups, paper to pills, houses to highways.
But there is one very important thing you need to know before stepping foot in any quarry…
…QUARRIES CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS PLACES for people who are not professionals in the world of rock and quarries
Quarries are not adventure playgrounds. They often have deep lakes with freezing water and hidden currents.
Piles of sand can suddenly give way and bury people.
Rock faces are steep and have falling rocks.
Heavy machinery can topple over and crush people.
QUARRIES CAN BE DANGEROUS…
WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE INVITED before setting foot in one
Quarry professionals love giving people guided tours of their exciting world.