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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
Aircrete load security - void guardsReducing Occupational Road RiskConcrete products2018 True
Educating the workforce on silica and other work-related health issuesOccupational HealthCompany-wide2018 False
Maerz Kilns wet gas scrubber improvementsMaintenance & HousekeepingQuarry2018 False
Managing pedestrian riskPublic safetyRoad transport2018 False
Preventing vehicle tip oversTransport / DeliveryCement2018 False
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01517Fatal 6 - HiPo: Scaffolder with no Fall Arrest Protection03/07/2019OtherAccess & Egress & Working at Height
01515Failure of Suspension Airbag14/06/2019Contracting - On-highway Maintenance & Housekeeping
01514E-Cigarettes/Vapes12/06/2019On-HighwayTransport / Delivery
01512Fatal 6 - Return roller nip guard on conveyor falls 4m and hits contractor 28/05/2019QuarryMaintenance & Housekeeping
01484Contractors exposed to particulates by using the wrong filters for their dust masks 23/05/2019CementOccupational Health
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Fatal 6 - Site energy isolation self audit - QNJAC - July 2019

The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to carry out self-audits of isolation procedures to prove their effectiveness as well as identifying weaknesses in the system that could lead to serious injury or loss of life. It is can be used and adapted by any organisation operating machinery that needs to be isolated from sources of power, typically for maintenance purposes.

QNJAC05/07/2019
FATAL 6 - Welsh Safer by Sharing Seminars - Please book now

 

Please book your place on the MPA's Welsh Safer by Sharing Seminars

21 June 2019 - South Wales
Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff 

11 October 2019 - North Wales
Llyndir Hotel, nr Wrexham 

 In response to the identified "Fatal 6", the Safer by Sharing Seminars for 2019 will focus on two key elements "Isolation of Energy and Lock-Off" and "Falls from and Working at Height.

e-mail - dh@hardingpr.co.uk

MPA08/06/2019
British Precast guidance on isolation - May 2019

Within the precast concrete sector, repair, service and maintenance work is done on machinery, equipment and processes every day. It is essential to ensure the isolation of any unsafe machinery or equipment from potential uncontrolled energy sources takes place during such work. The attached document is guidance published by British Precast on isolation.

British Precast02/05/2019
Safer by Sharing Seminars in May - Fatal 6

Please book your places on the 4 regional Safer by Sharing Seminars that are taking place in May. The two key themes of the seminars are  "Isolation of Energy and Lock-Off" and "Falls from and Working at Height". 

Please see list of dates and venues below and view the document for details of the programme, how to book and details of other regional venues.

MPA26/04/2019
MPA's Sharing good practice 2018/2019 available as pdf

The pdf of MPA's Sharing good practice 2018/19 is now available to view or download from Safeprecast website. The document contains last year's winners, runners up and highly commended entries together with direct links to short videos showing some of the best innovations in action. Please review these and share with your colleagues.

 Hopefully, they will inspire your organisation to submit entries to this year's MPA’s Health and Safety Awards before the deadline on the 18th April.

Hard copies of the document will be circulated in a few weeks.

MPA10/04/2019
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Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant
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