Following a considerable amount of work within CEMEX to target guarding standards,
the need was identified for a new training/guidance tool to ensure all personnel
knew what was expected of them. It was decided to adapt the 2005 QPA guidance
making it easier to use and understand, and enabling it to be used in training and
to be communicated electronically. A new PowerPoint presentation was developed
expanding on the original guidance, including diagrams to highlight some of the key
points. The finished presentation was split into sections and made interactive enabling
users to get to the section they were interested in quickly via the use of hyperlinks.
This tool has subsequently been used by all CEMEX UK Operations to conduct reviews of guarding standards and to ensure suitable measures are put in place.
The guidance document has been well received and has become a valuable reference tool when discussing guarding issues. It has been used in safety meetings, H&S forums, management meetings and during site visits.
There is increased awareness of the standards required and safety inspections are identifying fewer guarding related issues since its introduction. The guidance is being shared with the MPA working Group 5 addressing plant and processes.