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COVID 19 - Advice for employees interacting with members of public and/or protesters during coronavirus restrictions.

During this period there is a risk that employees either travelling to work or involved in work activities off-site (such as delivering materials) may encounter members of the public or protesters objecting to their activities. There is also an increasing potential for individuals to be challenged by the police. This briefing provides advice on how member companies and their employees can handle these encounters in a safe and courteous manner.

MPAQuarrying - general30/03/2020
COVID 19 - Public Safety at active, inactive and disused sites during coronavirus restrictions

Given the current exceptional circumstances, MPA would urge members to consider public safety at all sites, whether operational or inactive. This briefing provides a checklist of issues to review for in relation to public safety

MPAPublic safety30/03/2020
COVID 19 - Managing site security during temporary COVID-19 closures

It may be necessary for members to temporarily close some operational sites due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sites that are unoccupied may become an increased target for intruders, whether for the theft of materials and equipment or vandalism. This briefing is intended to summarise the main issues that should be considered when closing a site.

MPAQuarrying - general30/03/2020
COVID 19 - Protecting the Workforce - Site operating procedures information from MPA

MPA Health and Safety is seeking to assist members who are facing difficult decisions and complex problems as a result of the current crisis.

Please see attached Direct from MPA with links to relevant documents.

The poster is also downloadable from the resources section of Safequarry

MPAAll Subjects24/03/2020
Toolbox Talk - Using handbrakes

MPA has created a toolbox talk on using the handbrake – it includes two graphic videos of what can happen if you forget.

Please click here to view.

MPA 25/02/2020
4 new Toolbox talks for hauliers

QNJAC has published new or updated toolbox talks on 4 health and safety issues for drivers and hauliers. The toolbox talks identify key legislation, the variety of different individuals who have responsibility for ensuring safe working practices / best practice and identifies key activities. The topics covered are;

  • Reducing tipper rollovers
  • Control of RCS / Dust for drivers in quarries
  • Vehicle breakdowns - prevention and management of them
  • Vehicle isolation and maintenance - key control

These toolbox talks can all be viewed in the Guidance Section of Safeprecast

QNJACTransport12/12/2019
MPA''s Health and Safety Awards 2019

Videos of the winning best practice entries and runners up, the opening stings and the major award winners are now available to view on the MPA's YouTube channel. 

Please share these innovative health and safety initiatives with your colleagues.

View videos

  14/11/2019
Drivers Handbook

Please view the new Drivers Handbook.

The handbook is designed to recognise the professionalism and  work  of  our  fleets  and  is  a  tool  for   working  drivers  to help  them  understand  and  manage  the   risks  that  they  face and create when driving and operating vehicles for work.

The  handbook  captures  the  Best  Practice  from  MPA's  membership.

MPATransport18/10/2019
Site and vehicle security risk and incident prevention – government anti – terrorism advice

The MPA has issued this advice following some recent thefts from vehicles at member sites, highlighting that unauthorised personnel have been able to access HGVs. More importantly, it illustrates the potential for unattended HGVs to be accessed and driven away.

On the 7th October, a stolen HGV was used in an attack in Germany, there have been other recent examples of HGVs being used as weapons. The pdf includes links to government advice on how to minimise the risks of terrorist and others accessing and taking HGVs in urban areas.

Please can you review and ensure that this information is shared with appropriate colleagues such as site managers, transport and security managers. Hopefully, they will be able to share this information with drivers and contractors operating HGVs and other mobile plant on our behalf.  

 

MPATransport13/10/2019
MPA Midlands Region - Health & Safety Awareness Day – 15 October 2019 - Staffordshire

LAST CHANCE to book for the workshops hosted by J C Bamford Excavators Ltd. The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

The day covers a range of topics, including 2 of the Fatal 6.  See pdf for more information on the topics covered, the location and direct links to booking forms. 

MPACompetence and Training09/10/2019
MPA Midlands Region - Health & Safety Awareness Day – 15 October 2019 - Staffordshire

Book now for the workshops hosted by J C Bamford Excavators Ltd. The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

The day covers a range of topics, including 2 of the Fatal 6.  See pdf for more information on the topics covered, the location and direct links to booking forms. 

MPACompetence and Training09/09/2019
Customer Site Safety - Bagged Cement Delivery - 3rd Edition

Deliveries of cement to customer sites occur on a frequent basis. In some instances customers may receive numerous loads on any given day. Following a series of customer site incidents and near misses, MPA Cement has updated the standard risk assessment used by its members on customer sites to ensure that major hazards faced by the driver are being correctly addressed. This document concentrates on a relatively narrow set of health and safety criteria specific to bagged cement delivery that should be considered as part of a customer’s overall risk assessment.

MPACement05/09/2019