|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.
|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'
|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
|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.
|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