Mitigating the high consequence hazards in the Mineral Products Industry

FATAL 6 - Road traffic accidents

Circa 10% of fatalities involving employees or contractors in the industry are as a result of RTAs - this figure excludes  the fatalities involving other road users or pedestrians. 

The mineral products industry uses a wide range of vehicles including, tippers, truck-mixers, flat beds, bulk tankers, vans and cars. This fleet of vehicles is driven by employees, hauliers, owner drivers and contractors, some of whom may not speak English.

In delivering millions of tonnes of product, many thousands of journeys are made every day on behalf of the industry. Many of these journeys are on congested urban streets or on rural roads in all weather conditions.

Most fatalities  involve vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

The risk of road traffic accidents will be mitigated by a range of measures including;

  • Raising awareness and competence of drivers through training
  • Raising awareness of other road users of hazards associated with LGVs
  • Using vehicle safety devices to improve visibility and detection
  • Visual and audible warning for cabs and road users
  • Controlling use of mobile devices in vehicles 
  • Working with other organisations such as CLOCS, FORS, BSI - ISO39001 and Tfl to raise industry standards
  • More effective route planning and scheduling
  • Maintaining vehicles to a high standard
  • Ensuring the health and welfare of drivers.

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Summary of changes in the Highway Code intoduced in January 2022

On Saturday 29th January, a number of changes to the Highway Code came into effect.

 

To assist its members MPA produced a summary of the changes. The objective was to help avoid the potential for confusion and uncertainty as road users become familiar with the new rules.

 

One of the most significant introductions is a ‘hierarchy of road users’. This will ensure that people who can cause the most harm in a collision, such as those in vehicles, bear the “greatest responsibility to reduce the danger they may pose to others”. The bulletin is therefore of particular relevance to drivers of HGVs.

MPA would like to thank CEMEX for allowing MPA to share its work in producing this synopsis.

MPADriving03/03/2022
Dynamic Load Security of Paving Products

Following reports of a number of loads for a key customer moving in transit on standard curtain side trailers hauled by sub-contractors, and particularly during the winter months, Wincanton formed a small working party to conduct dynamic testing on various paving products in order to understand and resolve the issues.

The attached presentation details the testing conducted for a wide range of load configurations (palletising, banding, strapping, spacing, corner boards, anti-slip mats) and identifies which configurations provide sufficient dynamic load security. The effects of seasonal weather conditions on dynamic load security are also considered.

WincantonPrecast03/03/2022
MPA Drivers Handbook - Updated October 2021

MPA has updated the Drivers Handbook,

The purpose of the Driver’s Handbook is to make LGV drivers aware of the risks that they may face or create while driving and operating vehicles and typically understanding how to manage the risks. The handbook outlines what is required of a driver in terms of his or her, vehicle, journey and driving behaviours. In addition it deals with emergency situations and gives practical advice on what to
do to help keep you safe from avoidable harm.


This handbook will help you work with your employer to avoid preventable incidents and injuries to yourself and other people when driving for work. It should be used with your employer’s driving for work policies and procedures.

MPADriving25/10/2021
Preventon of rollovers - IRTE Guidance - May 2021

IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), is one of the most respected names in UK transport, and has always been recognised as an impartial voice of industry.

They have produced a guide on the prevention of rollovers with support of Aggregate Industries, CEMEX, Hanson and TJ TRansport

Vehicles with a particularly high centre of gravity, for example concrete mixers, and those with reduced rigidity such as articulated vehicles are more susceptible in certain conditions to rollover because of their design configuration, shape and load position.

Please share this document.

 

 

IRTETransport25/05/2021
Fatal 6 - Vehicle breakdowns - Toolbox Talk - Dec 2019

QNJAC has produced a toolbox talk highlighting

  • The statutory duties of those involved with transport
  • What actions they can take to avoid breakdowns
  • What to do in the event of a breakdown.  

It is aimed at all those responsible for maintaining the safety of persons involved in, or impacted by, road haulage in the event of a vehicle breakdown - drivers, maintenance staff, fleet owners and hauliers, site operators and managers.

QNJACTransport08/12/2019
Drivers Handbook - November 2018

MPA has updated the Drivers Handbook,

The purpose of the Driver’s Handbook is to make LGV drivers aware of the risks that they may face or create while driving and operating vehicles and typically understanding how to manage the risks. The handbook outlines what is required of a driver in terms of his or her, vehicle, journey and driving behaviours. In addition it deals with emergency situations and gives practical advice on what to
do to help keep you safe from avoidable harm.


This handbook will help you work with your employer to avoid preventable incidents and injuries to yourself and other people when driving for work. It should be used with your employer’s driving for work policies and procedures.

MPATransport08/02/2019
MPA Company car and van handbook

The purpose of the Company Car and Van Handbook is to make companies and car/van drivers aware of the risks that they may face or create while driving and operating vehicles and typically understanding how to manage those risks. The handbook outlines what is required of a driver in terms of his or her, vehicle, journey and driving behaviours in line with the rules and regulations of UK roads. Travelling abroad and in Europe is also covered (pages 50-51). In addition it deals with emergency situations and gives practical advice on what to do to help keep you safe from avoidable harm.

MPADriving16/07/2018
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