Best Practice

LOCATION: Transport ARTICLE YEAR 2010
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Midland Quarry Products
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Transport - Whitick
BEST PRACTICE No: BP713 COMPANY TEL: 01530 276623
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
MQP driver safety awareness days
ARTICLE
Description

A two day, driver safety awareness course was run at Cliffe Hill Quarry. Short presentations and workshops aimed at highlighting H&S and environment issues that are relevant to road haulage in the quarrying and construction industry. Participants included Network Rail, Towergate Risk Solutions, Volvo, Arco PPE, Safe Drive, S.A.F.E.D and the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (formerly Epic).

A vehicle was used to provide practical demonstrations and to promote best working practices. Network Rail gave a presentation on an incident involving an MQP vehicle in a hazardous location and carried out an anonymous driver awareness survey which identified some beneficial facts in understanding the industry’s driver culture. Other attending organisations offered information on new legislation, products and services to benefit and enhance the welfare and knowledge of the driver. The two days were open to all in the industry and it is hoped that this event will grow and be
adopted by other companies.

Benefits

l Drivers’ awareness of health, safety and environmental issues have been raised

l Drivers’ awareness of best working practices have been raised.
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