News

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
TestAccess & Egress & Working at HeightConcrete products2018 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
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01495Failing to wear a seatbelt whilst operating mobile plant07/09/2018QuarryTransport / Delivery
01494Safety device failures08/08/2018Company-wideMaintenance & Housekeeping
01493Failure of wire after stressing03/08/2018Concrete productsGuarding and isolation
01492 Importance of Munitions Reporting - BMAPA Alert20/06/2018Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
01491Front End Loader in water pit incident04/06/2018Readymix or mortar plantTraffic management
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
MONDAY 10th World Suicide Prevention Day

On September 10 it is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay.
The day is an annual event established to raise
awareness about suicide across the globe and to
promote working together to prevent suicide.

The MPA are Mates in Mind champions supporting
this initiative. 

MPA07/09/2018
Articlated Dump Trucks (ADTs) - Guidance Note - Issue 1 - June 2018

QNJAC Guidance on the safe operation of articulated dump trucks (ADTs) in quarries and surface mining operations.

This guidance is intended for sites where ADTs are in use, including quarries and opencast mines with the aim of reducing or eliminating the risk of body and cab overturns. It uses examples of good practice provided by UK quarry and coal mine operators together with input from specialist earthmoving contractors and manufacturers of ADT vehicles. This guidance will also be relevant to construction/civil engineering projects where ADTs are used in earth moving
operations.

QNJAC03/09/2018
Safety Nudge - Tyre replacement

The removal, replacement and repair of tyres can result in incidents that can lead to serious injuries or fatalities if the correct procedures are not followed. The pdf provides a number of safety nudges to remind people who operate and manage others carrying out these activities to just STOP THINK & ACT.

Please also share this with any subcontractors carrying out this activity, challenge your standards and question whether your risk controls are robust and correctly implemented.

 03/09/2018
MPA Company car and van handbook

The purpose of the Company Car and Van Handbook is to make companies and car/van drivers aware of the risks that they may face or create while driving and operating vehicles and typically understanding how to manage those risks. The handbook outlines what is required of a driver in terms of his or her, vehicle, journey and driving behaviours in line with the rules and regulations of UK roads. Travelling abroad and in Europe is also covered (pages 50-51). In addition it deals with emergency situations and gives practical advice on what to do to help keep you safe from avoidable harm.

MPA16/07/2018
Guide to energy isolation and LOTOTO - (Lock-out - Tag-out - Try-out)

The industry operates equipment that has the potential to cause harm if not operated or isolated correctly.

We have learnt from incidents within the industry, the critical importance of giving employees and contractors as much information and guidance on the risks involved when operating heavy machinery and a better understanding of the different types of energy they need to be protected against.

This document will describe LOTOTO (Lock-Out – Tag-Out – Try-Out), the process for isolating equipment to ensure that maintenance and cleaning can be undertaken safely.

Prepared by the MPA and Reece Safety, this document shares best practice and will help to raise awareness of ‘LOTOTO’ and to guide the industry to the achievement of a safer working environment. In this document you will also find also find product information to safe guard the workforce.

MPA11/07/2018
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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