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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
MPA North Region Exchanging Places Safety Day Event

Wednesday 18 September 2019 Health, Safety & Well Being

11 locations in North

Free to MPA members and their contractors

A unique opportunity to visit another company’s site and spend the day sharing safe working practices between individuals, sites and other member companies and their contractors. Please view pdf for more information and how to book. Topics include several FATAL 6 themes.
MPACompetence and Training27/08/2019
FATAL 6 - Guide to Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation
MPA has launched a 171 page, A5 Guide has been prepared by the MPA and a specialist working group of members to assist supervisors and managers on site and supports other industry technical guidance. The narrative and practical examples have been taken from the significant amount of materials that were received from MPA members, both large and small, after a request to share best practice on this subject. The publication complements the pocket size;Guide to Energy Isolation and LOTOTO; and accompanying posters and stickers that were widely distributed to members earlier this year.
MPAIsolation25/07/2019
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

MPAIsolation08/06/2019
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.

MPAIsolation26/04/2019
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.

MPAAll Subjects10/04/2019