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
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
01494Safety device failures08/08/2018Company-wideMaintenance & Housekeeping
01493Failure of wire after stressing03/08/2018Concrete productsGuarding and isolation
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
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
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.

MPA16/07/2018
Guide to energy isolation and LOTOTO - (Lock-out - Tag-out - Try-out)

The industry operates equipment that has the potential to cause harm if not operated or isolated correctly.

We have learnt from incidents within the industry, the critical importance of giving employees and contractors as much information and guidance on the risks involved when operating heavy machinery and a better understanding of the different types of energy they need to be protected against.

This document will describe LOTOTO (Lock-Out – Tag-Out – Try-Out), the process for isolating equipment to ensure that maintenance and cleaning can be undertaken safely.

Prepared by the MPA and Reece Safety, this document shares best practice and will help to raise awareness of ‘LOTOTO’ and to guide the industry to the achievement of a safer working environment. In this document you will also find also find product information to safe guard the workforce.

MPA11/07/2018
Stay Safe - Warm weather and school holidays

With warm weather forecast this week and school holidays approaching, members of the public may be tempted to swim in quarry lakes. Please remember to check fencing, warning signs and other safety measures to help keep members of the public safe at active and disused sites.

Follow this link to the Easter Direct that highlights some of the resources available to help mange public safety. 

MPA24/06/2018
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
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
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