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
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
01549Fatal 6 - Near Miss – Rotary Saw Tooth Failure 19/02/2020Dimension Stone plantGuarding and isolation
01547Fatal 6 - Inboard slip flange dredge pipe 30/01/2020Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
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.

MPA30/03/2020
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

MPA30/03/2020
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.

MPA30/03/2020
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

MPA24/03/2020
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.

MPA25/02/2020
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant