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Safe Installation of Precast Concrete Flooring and Associated Components - Nov 2017

The fourth edition of the Code of Practice for the Safe Installation of Precast Concrete Flooring and Associated Components launched by the Precast Flooring Federation on 30th November 2017

British PrecastPrecast15/03/2023
Safequarry updated

An updated Safequarry was launched on 1st March.

Based on feedback from users, the update has been designed to make the health and safety resources held on Safequarry more accessible to all.

This includes over 1,100 examples of good practice, over 400 videos, incident alerts, guidance, toolbox talks and hot topics. Safequarry covers all the products within the mineral products industry.

Please take the opportunity to look at the new website and share the link with your colleagues.

All feedback would be welcome. 

MPAAll Subjects01/03/2023
Worker involvement and engagement – Poster, workplace representative
A poster designed to attract workers to participate by becoming involved as Safety Representatives, or Representatives of Employee Safety. This important role is viewed as the KEY to the improvement of Health & Safety at Quarries. This poster has been formulated by the QNJAC to promote Zero Harm in the Workplace.
QNJACLeadership and workforce engagement27/02/2023
Workforce Involvement and engagment - Self-Audit Tool - July 2022 Issue 1
The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework for organisations to conduct self-audits of site workers involvement and engagement.
QNJACLeadership and workforce engagement27/02/2023
MPA Health and Safety Awards 2022

Videos of the entries that either won or were finalists in the 8 Topic Awards can now be viewed on the MPA's video channel.

Also available are videos of the Young Leader Awards, Individual Recognition, John Crabbe and Sir Frank Davies Awards, 'The Fatal 6' feature and an extended video that combines all of the awards. 

Please review these innovations that are improving health and safety in the mineral products industry and see which ones could be applied or adapted to make your workplace safer. Share them with your colleagues.

We are all 'Safer by Sharing'

MPAAll Subjects23/01/2023
MP Connect Webinar - 6th February

MPA Webinar on MP Connect - Monday 6th February 2023
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MP Connect has been developed by MPQC with support from the MPA Safer by Partnership Working Group. With over 15,000 drivers cards now issued, it is strongly recommended by MPA to its members.

The Contractor (individual) element is also now live, with the Contractor (company) element under development. The webinar will provide members with an opportunity to learn more about the features and functionality of MP Connect and will include a Question and Answer session.

Fatal 4 - HSE is inspecting manufacturing business where materials that contain silica are used

From October, HSE Inspectors will be visiting manufacturing business where materials such as stone, rocks, sand and clay are used. This will include: 

  • Brick and tile manufacturers 
  • Foundries  
  • Stone working  

Please see HSE bulletin that provides more information and links to guidance on control measures. 

Employers have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety and ensure they comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).

Inspectors will be checking that dutyholders know the risks associated with inhalation of RCS and have effective controls in place to keep workers safe and protect their respiratory health. 

 Please also see the Fatal 4 section on Safequarry

HSESilica and dust07/09/2022
Rope ladders putting lives at risk

The poor management and sub-standard quality of ships’ rope ladders are putting the lives of marine pilots at risk, according to new findings by the MAIB.

Please follow link to further information and see pdf of an APB poster produced to provide guidance on this issue

Please visit the MPA stand at Hillhead - PB19 in the main Pavilion

Find out more about Vision Zero – MPA’s Health and Safety strategy focussed on eliminating ‘The Fatal 6’

   -, the high potential hazards responsible for most of the fatalities and serious injuries in our industry.

MPA’s health and safety specialists will be able to explain the ‘Safer by ……’ initiatives and resources  that are free to members.

Please visit the stand if you would like to discuss any health and safety issues with the team.

MPAAll Subjects17/06/2022
MPA extends deadline for entry to MPA Health and Safety Awards

MPA has extended the deadline for submission of entry forms to the 2022 Health and Safety Awards for the

  • 8 Topic Awards
  • Individual Recognition Awards
  • Young Leader Awards

Please submit any remaining  entries by noon on Monday 30th May.

The simple to complete entry forms and briefing notes can be viewed and downloaded from Safequarry.

MPAAll Subjects23/05/2022
HSE safety alert about respirators/masks which rely on ear loops.

HSE has issued a safety alert about how respirators/masks which rely on ear loops do not provide protection as tight fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).

HSEOccupational Health23/05/2022
MPA launch Sharing good practice 2021/22

MPA has launched the digital version of its health and safety guide which summarises the leading entries for the 2021 Health and Safety Awards, Sharing good practice 2021/22. Please review.

There is still time for companies to complete a simple entry form to be included in the 2022 awards, submission are required by Friday 20th May.

Download entry forms.

MPAAll Subjects17/05/2022
Sharing health and safety resources helps us all work towards Zero Harm
  • Aggregates |

  • Asphalt |

  • Cement |

  • Contracting |

  • Dimension Stone |

  • Lime |

  • Precast Concrete |

  • Mortar |

  • Readymix |

  • Recycling |

  • Silica Sand |