News

Please see below the latest items that have been published on the Safeprecast 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
Asphalt drum hydro blastingMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2021 False
Chromate identification and quantification videoOccupational HealthCement plant2021 False
Danger zone modelling – calculation of a danger zone surrounding a blastProduction and ProcessingQuarry2021 False
Easy tautliner loadingLoading and unloadingConcrete products plant2021 False
FMC Safer bitumen tank repairMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2021 False
Latest toolbox talks
TitleTopicCompany
Manual HandlingManual HandlingBrett Group
Control of AsbestosAsbestosBrett Group
The catapult effect on a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP)Working at HeightInternational Powered Access Federation
Manual Handling - UEPG Toolbox TalkManual HandlingUEPG
Vision Zero - Summary PowerPoint presentation including notes for presenter.Vision ZeroMineral Products Association
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03634Tyre Fitter Entrapment 03/03/2023DepotMaintenance & Housekeeping
03632Fatal 6 - Spinflow Tipper Rollover09/01/2023On-HighwayTransport & Logistics / Delivery
03631TfL Stay Connected Safety Alert - Lithium Cells - Small Tools22/12/2022Company-widePower tools and battery safety
03630Fatal 1 - LOTOTO failure of an isolator28/11/2022QuarryGuarding and isolation
03629Ship crane cable failure08/09/2022Aggregate DredgerLifting
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
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 Precast15/03/2023
Worker involvement and engagement – Poster, workplace representativeA poster designed to attract workers to participate by becoming involved as Safety Representatives, or Representatives of Employee Safety. This important role is viewed as the KEY to the improvement of Health & Safety at Quarries. This poster has been formulated by the QNJAC to promote Zero Harm in the Workplace.QNJAC27/02/2023
Workforce Involvement and engagment - Self-Audit Tool - July 2022 Issue 1 The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework for organisations to conduct self-audits of site workers involvement and engagement.QNJAC27/02/2023
Fatal 4 - HSE is inspecting manufacturing business where materials that contain silica are used

From October, HSE Inspectors will be visiting manufacturing business where materials such as stone, rocks, sand and clay are used. This will include: 

  • Brick and tile manufacturers 
  • Foundries  
  • Stone working  

Please see HSE bulletin that provides more information and links to guidance on control measures. 

Employers have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety and ensure they comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).

Inspectors will be checking that dutyholders know the risks associated with inhalation of RCS and have effective controls in place to keep workers safe and protect their respiratory health. 

 Please also see the Fatal 4 section on Safequarry

HSE07/09/2022
Loading Bulk Wagons - Code of Practice 2019

The purpose of this approved code of practice is to offer guidance to parties engaged in the process and management of loading bulk products onto rail wagons, such that the risks associated with the transportation of wagons are minimised. Included is the management of risk associated with residual / incomplete loading and unloading events.

The provisions of this guidance document relate to bulk products as defined: unbound, solid, particulate materials. It has been produced by the National Freight Safety Group.

National Freight Safety Group18/08/2022
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant