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
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03588Vessel grounding alongside third-party wharf - BMAPA Alert25/02/2021Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
03587Operator injures foot while replacing the cutting edge on loading shovel bucket23/02/2021QuarryMaintenance & Housekeeping
03586Fatal 1 - Operator injured whilst undertaking maintenance on conveyor - Safe Isolation & Lock Out Procedure/ Permit to Work 09/02/2021QuarryGuarding and isolation
03585Fatal 5 - Operation of discharge equipment during mooring - BMAPA Alert04/02/2021Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
03584Fatal 5 - Operator struck by flailing pipe when making delivery03/02/2021Lime & Slag plantsTransport / Delivery
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Guidelines for the management of public safety on MPA members'''' operational and non-operational sites

These MPA guidelines summarise good practice in the management of public safety and are complimentary to the existing statutory requirements. They recommend systems and actions to assist operators:

  • To manage unauthorised access issues on operational, closed or mothballed sites
  • To help deter members of the public from accessing their sites
  • To warn members of the public about the potential hazards
  • To manage public safety particularly when there is a public right of way on a site.
MPA25/02/2021
Stay Safe 2021 - Lifting of COVID Restrictions

The recent announcements from the Government regarding the easing of COVID-19 restrictions provides a useful reminder for quarry operators to review their public safety risk assessments and any site specific mitigation measures.

Based on experience from last year, it is likely that there will be a significant increase in members of the public seeking to engage in water based activities at inland open water sites. Quarry lakes may be seen by some people as tempting locations for a for a quick dip. Therefore, MPA is urging its members to check their sites prior to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and warmer weather.
The following two documents provide guidance on the management of public safety. They include useful summaries of best practice and outline the statutory duties of those responsible for the land/site;

 

MPA's 'Guidelines for the management of public safety on MPA members' operational and non-operational sites'

RoSPA's 'Managing safety at inland water' 

MPA25/02/2021
MPA and British Precast Health & Safety Awards 2021

MPA and British Precast have joined forces to launch a new health and safety awards scheme that builds on the success of the highly acclaimed MPA H&S Awards.

BRIEFING NOTES AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM SAFEQUARRY

The new scheme reinforces the core values of Vision Zero and includes the following;

  • New - 8 Topic Awards based around activities
  • New -  'The Fatal 6' Award
  • New- Young Leader Award
  • Individual Recognition Award
  • John Crabbe Award
  • Sir Frank Davies Award

 

MPA10/02/2021
COVID 19 - Hanson face mask posters

Hanson has produced a suite of 3 posters that illustrate the correct way to wear and manage face masks.

Hanson have agreed to unbranded versions of the posters to be shared across the industry. The 3 posters can be downloaded from the Other Resources section of Safequarry.

  

MPA10/02/2021
Updated - The Management of Electrical Safety in Quarries, Associated Plant and Equipment

This guidance covers the generalities of the Management System for Electrical Installations at quarries, associated non quarry sites and mobile equipment.

Plant Information Sheet 1 - (Version 2, January 2021) - review date: 2026

QNJAC18/01/2021
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