News

Please see below the latest items that have been published on the Safequarry website. For convenience they have been sorted in tables based on the nature of the content.

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Latest best practice
TitleActivityType of LocationYearPrize
AG’s ‘Good Catch’ scheme: Empowering workers to proactively create a safer working environmentWorker InvolvementCompany-wide2019 False
Arc flash safety initiatives - RUNNER UPMaintenance & HousekeepingCement plant2019 False
Batch heater barrel upgradeMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2019 False
Bespoke moveable stop signsWorker InvolvementQuarry2019 False
Bottom opening skipProduction and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 False
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03620Fatal 3 - Working at Height – Procedural Adherence13/06/2022Construction/delivery siteBehavioural Safety management
00381Tipper tailgate fitter Injury24/05/2022QuarryMaintenance & Housekeeping
03619Delivery driver sustains amputation to finger by tail lift24/05/2022Construction/delivery siteTransport / Delivery
03618Driver severs finger on automatic tailgate24/05/2022Asphalt/Coating plantTransport / Delivery
03617Driver falls from access ladder on mixer truck23/05/2022Readymix or mortar plantAccess & Egress & Working at Height
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Please visit the MPA stand at Hillhead - PB19 in the main Pavilion

Find out more about Vision Zero – MPA’s Health and Safety strategy focussed on eliminating ‘The Fatal 6’

   -, the high potential hazards responsible for most of the fatalities and serious injuries in our industry.

MPA’s health and safety specialists will be able to explain the ‘Safer by ……’ initiatives and resources  that are free to members.

Please visit the stand if you would like to discuss any health and safety issues with the team.

MPA17/06/2022
MPA extends deadline for entry to MPA Health and Safety Awards

MPA has extended the deadline for submission of entry forms to the 2022 Health and Safety Awards for the

  • 8 Topic Awards
  • Individual Recognition Awards
  • Young Leader Awards

Please submit any remaining  entries by noon on Monday 30th May.

The simple to complete entry forms and briefing notes can be viewed and downloaded from Safequarry.

MPA23/05/2022
HSE safety alert about respirators/masks which rely on ear loops.

HSE has issued a safety alert about how respirators/masks which rely on ear loops do not provide protection as tight fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).

HSE23/05/2022
MPA launch Sharing good practice 2021/22

MPA has launched the digital version of its health and safety guide which summarises the leading entries for the 2021 Health and Safety Awards, Sharing good practice 2021/22. Please review.

There is still time for companies to complete a simple entry form to be included in the 2022 awards, submission are required by Friday 20th May.

Download entry forms.

MPA17/05/2022
Entry to MPA Health and Safety Awards - closes Friday 20th May

MPA members are reminded that entries for the 8 Topic Awards, Individual and Young Leader Awards are due to be submitted by Friday 20th May.

The simple to complete entry forms and briefing notes can be downloaded from the Safequarry website.

Please watch this video that explains why it is important to share your innovations and best practice - we are all Safer by Sharing

MPA12/05/2022
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00035Theft of Brendon Pressure Washer13/07/2015BerkshireRuralOther
00034Damaged Security Gates05/05/2015OxfordshireRuralOther
00030Fuel Theft19/05/2014OxfordshireRuralFuel
00029Electric cable theft14/02/2014Kinross-shireRuralCable
00028Fuel Theft07/02/2014SelkirkshireRuralFuel