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Driver''s Handbook - Edition 4

Edition 4 of the MPA Driver’s Handbook, published in November 2023, provides a comprehensive summary of all aspects good practice and is part of MPA’s drive towards Vision Zero.

Designed for easy reference, the handbook has been jointly developed by the members of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) Transport Committee and Health and Safety Committee, as 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.


Highway Contracting - Sweeper and Spray Tanker - Operational Safety Guidance

This new guidance document is the primary output from an MPA Asphalt Contract Surfacing Working Group in relation to Mechanical Road Sweeper and Spray Tanker operations, in particular within the highways construction and maintenance environment.

The document has been developed to give Members, their clients and specifiers, and other stakeholders a focused approach to considering the requirements of operating in this sector, through the adoption of its recommendations.

Pedestrian safety and workplace transport - Self Audit Tool - QNJAC - Feb 2022

This guidance has been produced by a working group of QNJAC which comprises of industry experts from varied backgrounds, the Trades Unions and HSE. 

The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to carry out self-audits of transport and pedestrian controls to prove their effectiveness as well as identifying weaknesses in the controls that could lead to serious injury or loss of life. 

Approximately 20% of all fatalities in the mineral extraction industry involve vehicles or other mobile equipment.


QNJACPedestrian safety14/02/2022
Fatal 2 - Managing workplace transport and pedestrian interface. MPA launches two new guides

New Deployable MPA Resources to Support Your Initiatives

Workplace Transport and Pedestrian Interface has been identified by MPA's Health & Safety Committee as one of 'The Fatal 6' high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities and serious injuries and incidents over the last decade.

A range of resources have been launched  including an Employee's booklet, a Manager's handbook together with several supporting posters and stickers. These are all downloadable from the Fatal 2 section of Safequarry

MPAPedestrian safety27/10/2020
Fatal 2 - Workplace Transport & Pedestrian Interface Handbook

A 147 page, A5 handbook, designed to assist supervisors and managers on site and support other industry technical guidance. Follows the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle.

The narrative and practical examples have been taken from materials that were received from MPA members, both large and small, after a request to share best practice on this subject.

MPAPedestrian safety27/10/2020
Fatal 6 - Vehicle isolation and maintenance - QNJAC Toolbox Talk - December 2019
QNJAC has produced a toolbox that highlights best practice in the management of vehicle isolation and key control for vehicles.
Fatal 6 - Reducing tipper rollovers - QNJAC Toolbox Talk December 2019

QNJAC has produced a toolbox talk highlighting the statutory duties and identifying the responsibilities of both the organisations and the individuals who are associated with a safe delivery being made by a tipper.

In particular, it looks at those responsible for maintaining the safety of persons involved in, or adjacent to, tipper loading and discharging activities. This includes the following;

  • Hauliers
  • Tipper Drivers
  • Site operators
  • Shovel loaders
  • Weighbridge staff
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