Please see below the latest items that have been published on the Safequarry 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
Adherence to site rules - Signage used to help change behaviourBehavioural SafetyQuarry2018 False
5+2 Campaign – Safety zone blue lights and other enhancementsPedestrian safetyOn-Highway2017 True
Action cam videoMaintenance & HousekeepingQuarry2017 False
Aggregate overflow cut off device Production and ProcessingAsphalt/Coating plant2017 False
Aim for Excellence campaignBehavioural SafetyCompany-wide2017 True
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01489CAT ADT - Warning on brake accumulators22/05/2018Mobile PlantMaintenance & Housekeeping
01488Failure in isolation procedures - near hit12/04/2018CementGuarding and isolation
01486Fatality whilst inflating a tyre on loading shovel19/03/2018Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01485Dog walker puts his life at risk and has to be rescued 05/03/2018QuarryPublic safety
01484Contractors exposed to particulates by using the wrong filters for their dust masks 23/02/2018CementOccupational Health
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
HSENI leaflet on Quarry Vehicle Safety


HSENI has produced a leaflet on managing the maintenance and operation of quarry vehicles to minimise risk.

The potential hazards identified include those associated with loading, travelling on haul roads, reversing operations, tipping operations, vehicle / pedestrian interface and sharing roadways with outside contractor’s vehicles. The leaflet addresses issues such as brake testing, all-round visibility, the provision of adequate edge protection, the maintenance of the surface of the haul roads and the gradient of the haul roads.

Please share as appropriate within your organisation.

Leading indicators of occupational safety and health for the UK Quarrying Industry

The guidance has been developed for the industry as part of improvement output from the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC), with input from senior company OH&S managers, trade union and workforce representation. It considers a number of aspects of work where good performance in day-to-day operations should result in improved performance in trailing indicators such as accident rates. (Issued January 2018)

MPA Health and Safety Awards 2018

Please remember to submit your entries to the MPA Health and Safety Awards  2018. Just a few days to submit before the closing date on the 7th April.

Easter safety message

With Easter holidays approaching MPA urges members to ensure that personnel at operational sites, offices and other relevant company facilities are primed and ready to act - please see pdf.

No Smoking Day



Join with thousands of smokers in quitting the habit.

The attached document provides links to the nhs website about the free support available to help smokers and 10 top tips to help you quit.

A CEMEX poster 'Look after your lungs' is also downloadable from the resources section of Safequarry


Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00035Theft of Brendon Pressure Washer13/07/2015BerkshireRuralOther
00034Damaged Security Gates05/05/2015OxfordshireRuralOther
00030Fuel Theft19/05/2014OxfordshireRuralFuel
00029Electric cable theft14/02/2014Kinross-shireRuralCable
00028Fuel Theft07/02/2014SelkirkshireRuralFuel
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  • Precast Concrete |

  • Mortar |

  • Readymix |

  • Recycling |

  • Silica Sand |