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
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03589Fatal 3 - Fall whilst descending a ladder resulting in a fractured leg02/03/2021Cement plantAccess & Egress & Working at Height
03587Operator injures foot while replacing the cutting edge on loading shovel bucket23/02/2021QuarryMaintenance & Housekeeping
03586Fatal 1 - Operator injured whilst undertaking maintenance on conveyor - Safe Isolation & Lock Out Procedure/ Permit to Work 09/02/2021QuarryGuarding and isolation
03584Fatal 5 - Operator struck by flailing pipe when making delivery03/02/2021Lime & Slag plantsTransport / Delivery
03583HSE Prosecution results in £640,000 fine for a ‘FATAL 6’ related incident in which operator seriously injured within the Food Manufacturing sector18/01/2021OtherGuarding and isolation
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
MPA and British Precast Health & Safety Awards 2021

 

MPA and British Precast have joined forces to launch a new health and safety awards scheme that builds on the success of the highly acclaimed MPA H&S Awards.

BRIEFING NOTES AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE SAFEPRECAST WEBSITE

The new scheme reinforces the core values of Vision Zero and includes the following;

  • New - 8 Topic Awards based around activities
  • New -  'The Fatal 6' Award
  • New- Young Leader Award
  • Individual Recognition Award
  • John Crabbe Award
  • Sir John Davies Award

Please download the Briefing document to find out more apart the awards and how you can enter.

British Precast10/02/2021
Updated - The Management of Electrical Safety in Quarries, Associated Plant and Equipment

This guidance covers the generalities of the Management System for Electrical Installations at quarries, associated non quarry sites and mobile equipment.

Plant Information Sheet 1 - (Version 2, January 2021) - review date: 2026

QNJAC18/01/2021
Ministers Guidance to Mineral Products Sector – Continuing to Operate During Covid

Please find attached a letter from the Minister effectively confirming our sectors continuing essential role, and consequent guidance in terms of continued operations during the current heightened ‘lockdown’. 

Of particular note are the following highlights:

  •  “firms and tradespeople in the construction sector and its supply chain, including merchants, suppliers and product manufacturers, should continue to operate during this national lockdown”
  • “Whether delivering on large or small construction sites, and in peoples' homes across the country, in builders' merchants, designing and project managing schemes or producing construction and mineral products, you are making a major contribution to the economic recovery following Covid-19.”

 This guidance is no doubt issued on the assumption that as an industry we continue to operate in a Covid secure way. It remains of vital importance therefore that operators who are continuing to work, ensure that robust steps have been taken to protect their workforce and to continually check that high standards are being maintained. 

Once again we would draw attention to the MPA’s Covid guidance and resources which can be used to assist in the ongoing development and implementation of your own Covid security measures.

 

MPA13/01/2021
COVID-19 - Coronavirus testing for hauliers before leaving the UK for FranceThe Government has issued advice re testing for hauliers before leaving the UK and facilitites available to support this. Please review and discuss with any haulage companies you work with the plans that they have in place to ensure their hauliers have tested negative, conducted within 72 hours prior to travel, before travelling to the border.MPA11/01/2021
Fatal 6 - Vehicle Compliance Checks - Highways England

Please see attached a summary report from Highways England on a recent vehicle inspection exercise run by Warwickshire Police, covering 173 vehicles.

The report highlights that 35% of the vehicles checked were defective in some way. This included a variety of issues that drivers should have picked up as part of their normal pre-use checks.

The report reinforces the importance of regular and thorough pre-use checks. More information on vehicle checks can be found in the MPA Drivers Handbook which can be downloaded from Safequarry.

Highways England07/01/2021
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant