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LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2014
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Quarries Partnership Team
SUB ACTIVITY: Air and dust COMPANY LOCATION: National
BEST PRACTICE No: BP914 COMPANY TEL: 07986 755517
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
“Stop dust before it stops you” - Animated training video
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DESCRIPTION;

The Quarries Partnership Team (QPT) comprises members drawn from across the quarrying industry including quarry operators, TUC, trade associations and training bodies, it is coordinated by the Health and Safety Executive. Its primary role is to raise awareness of the risks associated with dust and reparable crystalline silica and measures to reduce these.

QPT commissioned a short training film to help raise awareness of the issue of dust and potential ill health effects. Comprising a series of quarry-based activities, this video features an animated quarryman who does everything wrong. The exploits of this hapless character are interspersed with high quality real-life sequences of how it should be done.
The video emphasises how to avoid both the immediate and long-term adverse health effects of uncontrolled dust in the workplace and the consequences for a worker’s life.

It is aimed for use on-site by those with the responsibility for health and safety in the quarrying industry, the target group including quarry operatives, maintenance personnel and contractors. It provides an accessible and engaging way to demonstrate how the correct behaviours can reduce exposure of workers within the quarrying industry to silica dust.

The video can be viewed via the Safequarry website via the video library.

BENEFITS:

• Short, simple and clear messages
• Reinforces other training
• Easily accessible via safequarry.com
• Evidence is that already been used extensively by operators
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