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
Aim for Excellence campaignBehavioural SafetyCompany-wide2017 True
Contract haulier selection and managementContractor SafetyTransport2017 False
Contractor management during shutdownContractor SafetyCement2017 False
Driver near hit reporting and health and safety communication AppBehavioural SafetyConstruction/delivery site2017 False
Innovative vacuum system to reduce the risk of lung diseaseOccupational Health 2017 True
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01511Fatal 6 - Faulty isolator switch 09/05/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01510Gear box failure on roller shutter door09/05/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01506Drivers falling whilst exiting or entering their cabs05/04/2019TransportAccess & Egress & Working at Height
01509Fatal 6 – Employee enters hopper without PTW or Isolating19/03/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01502Stressed 12.5 mm. strand slipping - Use and maintenance of barrels and wedges10/01/2019Concrete productsProduction and Processing
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
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
Still time to enter MPAs Health and Safety AwardsThe deadline for entering the MPA's Health and Safety Awards has been extended to Thursday 18th April in response to members seeking extra time to be able to submit their entries.MPA08/04/2019
Drivers Handbook - November 2018

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.

MPA08/02/2019
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant
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