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
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
Bottom opening skipProduction and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 False
Bulk bag splitting hopperManual handling and storage 2019 False
Contractor management & active supervision - WINNERContractor Safety managementQuarry2019 True
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03570Operator bruises hand due to release of stored energy in operation to free stuck davit (lifting device) - BMAPA Alert06/10/2020Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
02569Stored Energy Incident - Resulting in a Major LIFE CHANGING Injury 02/10/2020Asphalt/Coating plantMaintenance & Housekeeping
02566Near Miss - Falling Object12/08/2020Asphalt/Coating plantMaintenance & Housekeeping
02565Contractor Severs Fingers on Conveyor Belt25/06/2020OtherMaintenance & Housekeeping
02563COVID 19 - Hand sanitiser ignition - injuring haulier and causing vehicle fire 09/06/2020QuarryTransport / Delivery
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
MPA launches mental health and wellbeing guides

MPA and its members are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all employees. It has received requests from several members about what support is available in this area. Two guides have been developed to address this requirement; one for Employees and one for Managers.

The two Guides can be accessed on the Mental Health and Wellbeing page on Safequarry.

Free hard copies of the Employee guide are available to MPA members and can be ordered from david.yelland@mineralproducts.org"

Please contact Tony Entwistle for more information about the support MPA provides at tony.entwistle@mineralproducts.org"

MPA18/10/2020
MPA Sharing Good Practice Guide Now Available on-line

MPA's 'Sharing good practice 2019/20' is now available for download from Safequarry.com. The Guide includes the best entries from the 2019 Health and Safety Awards and links to the short videos of the winners and runner ups.

Please ensure that you review the entries with your colleagues to see if they can be applied within your own organisation.

MPA30/09/2020
COVID-19 - CEMEX Poster supporting Mask and Move Policy

As Covid-19 cases are on the rise nationally, it is useful to consider any  additional measure to reduce the potential for transmission in the workplace.  The attached poster has been created to publicise and communicate CEMEX’s new  ‘Mask and Move’ policy for shared offices. Members may wish to consider whether introducing such a policy could be a useful additional control measure within their operations.

CEMEX21/09/2020
COVID-19 CEMEX implements 'Mask and Move Policy' to reduce risk of virus transmission

CEMEX has recently implemented a ‘Mask and Move’ Policy  in all shared office areas. This means that staff are asked to wear a face covering whenever they are away from their desk or workstation in all shared office areas and applies to everyone other than those who would normally be exempt from the mandatory wearing of face coverings under government guidelines. A poster is also downloadable from the resources section of Safequarry

CEMEX21/09/2020
COVID-19 - Action Cards to communicate COVID-19 early outbreak management information

Downloadable cards provide advice to individuals that own, manage or are responsible for a specific business or organisation within the community on how to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak by;

  • Identifying an outbreak of COVID-19 (one or more confirmed case depending on the business or organisation)
  • Reporting the outbreak to your local health protection team
  • Working with your local health protection team to respond

Each situation has an individual Action Card which provides specific COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management Information for that location. The Action Cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in your business or organisation. (Please note these assets are cleared for use in England only.)

PHE11/09/2020
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant