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
TestAccess & Egress & Working at HeightConcrete products2018 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
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01497Captive key interlocks – potential risks from existence of keyed alike and master keys22/10/2018Company-wideGuarding and isolation
01496Management of public safety at closed sites27/09/2018QuarryPublic safety
01495Failing to wear a seatbelt whilst operating mobile plant07/09/2018QuarryTransport / Delivery
01494Safety device failures08/08/2018Company-wideMaintenance & Housekeeping
01493Failure of wire after stressing03/08/2018Concrete productsGuarding and isolation
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Please play the video! – Fatal 6 – Contact with moving machinery and isolation



Safety Nudge - One of our Fatal 6 Incidents - ‘Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation’

Please take 5 seconds to check that the isolations you are carrying out are secure LOTOTO Steps 4 and 5 found in MPA Guide to Energy Isolation

If a multi hasp and personal lock can be applied to the isolation mechanism of the isolator in the ON position


can be switched from the OFF position back to the ON after securing the hasp and personal lock

Report immediately to your Manager or Supervisor - DO NOT START WORK!

Always test your isolation is secure before you start work and recheck its integrity over regular intervals LOTOTO Step 7 MPA Guide to Energy Isolation.

Lifting concrete slabs - operatives narrowly escape fatal injuries

Please watch the dramatic video that shows an accident that occurred whilst lifting concrete slabs. The video can be accessed via the video libraries on both sfaequarry and safeprecast. 

The video is a reminder of the importance of undertaking risk assessments, safe methods of working and ensuring that staff are following procedures. 

Watch video 

Kiln Shutdown - Planned maintenance

This document makes recommendations for kiln shutdowns, based on recent experience and incidents. It concentrates on a set of health and safety priorities specific to Kiln Maintenance in the United Kingdom.

MONDAY 10th World Suicide Prevention Day

On September 10 it is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay.
The day is an annual event established to raise
awareness about suicide across the globe and to
promote working together to prevent suicide.

The MPA are Mates in Mind champions supporting
this initiative. 

Articlated Dump Trucks (ADTs) - Guidance Note - Issue 1 - June 2018

QNJAC Guidance on the safe operation of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) in quarries and surface mining operations.

This guidance is intended for sites where ADTs are in use, including quarries and opencast mines with the aim of reducing or eliminating the risk of body and cab overturns. It uses examples of good practice provided by UK quarry and coal mine operators together with input from specialist earthmoving contractors and manufacturers of ADT vehicles. This guidance will also be relevant to construction/civil engineering projects where ADTs are used in earth moving

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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