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
Adherence to site rules - Signage used to help change behaviourBehavioural SafetyQuarry2018 False
5+2 Campaign – Safety zone blue lights and other enhancementsPedestrian safetyOn-Highway2017 True
Action cam videoMaintenance & HousekeepingQuarry2017 False
Aggregate overflow cut off device Production and ProcessingAsphalt/Coating plant2017 False
Aim for Excellence campaignBehavioural SafetyCompany-wide2017 True
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01492 Importance of Munitions Reporting - BMAPA Alert20/06/2018Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
01491Front End Loader in water pit incident04/06/2018Readymix or mortar plantTraffic management
01490Operator accessed feed hopper of mobile crusher without proper isolation29/05/2018Mobile PlantMaintenance & Housekeeping
01489CAT ADT - Warning on brake accumulators22/05/2018Mobile PlantMaintenance & Housekeeping
01488Failure in isolation procedures - near hit12/04/2018CementGuarding and isolation
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Pocket Book - The Safe Installation of Precast Concrete Flooring and Associated Components

A pocket-sized version that summarises the key elements of the Code of Practice and is intended for site operatives and supervisors to use as an aide-memoire when installing precast concrete floors. Launched November 2017.

British Precast31/05/2018
Safe Installation of Precast Concrete Flooring and Associated Components - Nov 2017

The fourth edition of the Code of Practice for the Safe Installation of Precast Concrete Flooring and Associated Components launched by the Precast Flooring Federation on 30th November 2017

British Precast31/05/2018
HSENI leaflet on Quarry Vehicle Safety


HSENI has produced a leaflet on managing the maintenance and operation of quarry vehicles to minimise risk.

The potential hazards identified include those associated with loading, travelling on haul roads, reversing operations, tipping operations, vehicle / pedestrian interface and sharing roadways with outside contractor’s vehicles. The leaflet addresses issues such as brake testing, all-round visibility, the provision of adequate edge protection, the maintenance of the surface of the haul roads and the gradient of the haul roads.

Please share as appropriate within your organisation.

Leading indicators of occupational safety and health for the UK Quarrying Industry

The guidance has been developed for the industry as part of improvement output from the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC), with input from senior company OH&S managers, trade union and workforce representation. It considers a number of aspects of work where good performance in day-to-day operations should result in improved performance in trailing indicators such as accident rates. (Issued January 2018)

MPA Health and Safety Awards 2018

Please remember to submit your entries to the MPA Health and Safety Awards  2018. Just a few days to submit before the closing date on the 7th April.

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
Sharing health and safety resources helps us all work towards Zero Harm
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  • Asphalt |

  • Cement |

  • Contracting |

  • Dimension Stone |

  • Lime |

  • Precast Concrete |

  • Mortar |

  • Readymix |

  • Recycling |

  • Silica Sand |