|Fatal 5 - National Highways and Skanska alert on lorry loader stabilisers||Following a fatality due to driver suffering crush injuries whilst retracting lorry loader stabilisers, National Highways and Skanska have issued the following alert.||Highways England||27/10/2021
|MPA Drivers Handbook - Updated October 2021|
MPA has updated the Drivers Handbook,
The purpose of the Driver’s Handbook is to make LGV drivers aware of the risks that they may face or create while driving and operating vehicles and typically understanding how to manage the risks. The handbook outlines what is required of a driver in terms of his or her, vehicle, journey and driving behaviours. In addition it deals with emergency situations and gives practical advice on what to
do to help keep you safe from avoidable harm.
This handbook will help you work with your employer to avoid preventable incidents and injuries to yourself and other people when driving for work. It should be used with your employer’s driving for work policies and procedures.
|HSENI issue guidance on cleaning of truck mounted mixer drums following fatality|
Please see the link below to the Information Sheet prepared by HSENI regarding ‘Safe cleaning procedures for truck mounted mixing drums’.
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is instructing ALL Concrete Operators to review their current risk assessment and safe system of work for cleaning the interior of truck mounted mixing drums.
Concrete Operators should eliminate the need to enter the mixing drum to perform cleaning activities where possible.
Inspectors from the Extractive Industry and Waste Group (EIWG) will be requesting evidence of Concrete Operators risk assessment, safe system of work and training records for this work activity during future inspections.
|HSE issue new Driving and riding safety for work webpages|| |
There is clear, simple guidance:
- for employers and those who engage drivers and riders on how to make sure the journey, driver and vehicle are safe
- for workers and those who drive and ride for work on their responsibilities
|Quarries Regulation 1999 - Regulation 32 - Appraisal of excavations and tips|
Appraisals conducted in accordance with Regulation 32 are a vital part of the safe systems of work and are mandatory under the law. However, the process is often misunderstood and compliance is often poor. This guidance is intended to provide some clarity on the process of Regulation 32 Appraisals.
In addition to reviewing this document, please also see Geotechnical sel-audit form.that has been produced by QNJAC