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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2009
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Midland Quarry Products
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Wednesbury Asphalt Plant, Leicestershire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP633 COMPANY TEL: 01530 831000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Planning for a safe construction site
ARTICLE
Over the last five years Midland Quarry Products (MQP) has invested £40 million on capital projects, including a £12 million state of the art asphalt plant on a heavily contaminated foundry site in the West Midlands.

MQP achieved this without recording any lost time incidents during the two-year construction. It also recorded no ill health incidents or enforcement notices.

This was achieved by careful selection of the main contractors, a detailed health and safety plan and thorough inductions for all personnel.

300 employees needed relevant skills cards and site inductions, whilst all equipment was certificated as ‘fit for purpose’.

All work was carried out under a permit to work with risk assessments and method statements being vetted by MQP. A weekly client/contractor liaison meeting was held with representatives of all trades.

Leading by example with competent team members and business partners, the project was finished safely, on time and with no incidents.
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