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
Aircrete load security - void guardsReducing Occupational Road RiskConcrete products plant2018 True
Dynamic risk assessmentWorker InvolvementCompany-wide2018 True
Educating the workforce on silica and other work-related health issuesOccupational HealthCompany-wide2018 False
Maerz Kilns wet gas scrubber improvementsMaintenance & HousekeepingQuarry2018 False
Managing pedestrian riskPublic safety managementRoad transport2018 False
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
02557Air Suspension Systems on Vehicles - HSE alert 20/05/2020OtherMaintenance & Housekeeping
02556Leading edge working and fall arrest07/04/2020Construction/delivery site 
02553Hand Injury when maintaining conveyor - tool selection12/03/2020Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
02550Stone block falls whilst being sawed27/02/2020Dimension Stone plantProduction and Processing
02549Fatal 6 - Near Miss - Lifting /Slinging Accident 19/02/2020Dimension Stone plantLifting
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
COVID 19 - Joint DoT and HSE letter on driver access to hygene facilities

A letter that reassures drivers, and reminds businesses of their obligations under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, to provide suitable toilet and hand washing facilities to drivers visiting their premises.

View HSE DoT Letter

HSE01/06/2020
COVID 19 - HSE reassurance on the risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus

In response to concerns raised about the risks of air conditioning spreading coronavirus, we have issued advice that the risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus is extremely low.

If you use a centralised ventilation system that removes and circulates air to different rooms, it is recommended that you turn off recirculation and use a fresh air supply.

You do not need to adjust other types of air conditioning systems. If you’re unsure, speak to your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers or advisers.

Good ventilation is encouraged to help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus
HSE01/06/2020
COVID 19 MPA Posters

The posters supporting the Employee, Manager and Operational Guidance are available for download from the other resources section of this website..

Alternatively they can be viewed by following this link 

 

MPA21/05/2020
COVID 19 - Operational Guidance
A more detailed publication aimed at Directors and Managers, this provides guidance on operating safely during the COVID 19  pandemic and provides links to important sources of information and updates, including from Government and non-Government organisations.
This complements the Managers and Employees pocket guides which are also accessible on Safequarry. A range of posters are also downloadable from Safequarry which are based on the cartoons and key the health and safety messages. 
MPA19/05/2020
COVID 19 - Employees COVID 19 Guidance

A pocket book that outlines 10 simple Rules of Engagement for employees returning to work, 10 ways of behaving that will help to keep them, their family and their colleagues safe.

It highlights how these behaviours can be applied in a range of different situations, commencing from when an employee leaves home, a range of activities they might engage in or locations they might visit during a normal working day. It concludes with a safe return home.

MPA11/05/2020
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant