Guidance

The SQ database contains summaries of the latest updates and guidance on key health and safety issues from organisations such as the MPA; the HSE, including the QNJAC and the Quarries Partnership Team on dust and silica; UEPG (European Aggregates Association); NePSi - representing the EU Silica Social Dialogue Agreement; etc.

Users can either search across the entire database, search by keyword, or review the information that has been issued by specific organisations.

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12 Guidance Article(s) returned


Title/Short DescriptionSourceSubjectDate 
Guidelines for the management of public safety on MPA members'’ operational and non-operational sites

MPA has reviewed and updated the guidelines

They provide guidance on good practice in the management of public safety and are complimentary to the existing statutory requirements. They recommend systems and actions to assist operators:

  • To manage trespass issues on operational, closed or mothballed sites
  • To help deter members of the public from trespassing on their sites
  • To warn members of the public about the potential hazards
  • To manage public safety particularly when there is a public right of way on a site.
MPAPublic safety30/03/2020
Blast designs and techniques to improve quarry face stability - February 2020

Guidance for quarry operators, geotechnical engineers, quarry managers, explosive supervisors, shotfirers and all others involved in the blast process to consider when designing and implementing blasts for improving quarry face stability

QNJACDrilling and Blasting16/02/2020
Managing stockpiles - Construction of solid tips - QNJAC - December 2019
A new toolbox talk from QNJAC outlining the correct way to construct solid tips
QNJACGeotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles13/12/2019
Managing stockpiles - QNJAC toolbox talk - December 2019
QNJAC have produced a new toolbox talk on the management of stockpiles
QNJACGeotechnical, Faces & Stockpiles13/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Guidance for drivers on RCS - QNJAC December 2019
QNJAC has produced some guidance for drivers in quarries on the control of dust -  Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS).
QNJACSilica and dust10/12/2019
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.
QNJACTransport10/12/2019
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
QNJACTransport10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Vehicle breakdowns - Toolbox Talk - Dec 2019

QNJAC has produced a toolbox talk highlighting

  • The statutory duties of those involved with transport
  • What actions they can take to avoid breakdowns
  • What to do in the event of a breakdown.  

It is aimed at all those responsible for maintaining the safety of persons involved in, or impacted by, road haulage in the event of a vehicle breakdown - drivers, maintenance staff, fleet owners and hauliers, site operators and managers.

QNJACTransport08/12/2019
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.

MPAIsolation17/10/2019
Driver safety at customer sites - bulk delivery - 6th Edition

Following the ejection of three filter housings from silo tops within three months, the procedure for validating customer safety controls has been updated. 

The quick check questionnaire produced by MPA Cement has updated. This is the standard risk assessment used by its members on customer sites to ensure that major hazards faced by the driver are being correctly addressed for bulk deliveries.

 

MPACement05/09/2019
FATAL 6 - Guide to Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation

This 171 page, A5 Guide has been prepared by the MPA and a specialist working group of members to assist supervisors and managers on site and supports other industry technical guidance.

MPAIsolation25/07/2019
Fatal 6 - Site energy isolation self audit - QNJAC - July 2019

The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to carry out self-audits of isolation procedures to prove their effectiveness as well as identifying weaknesses in the system that could lead to serious injury or loss of life. It is can be used and adapted by any organisation operating machinery that needs to be isolated from sources of power, typically for maintenance purposes.

QNJACIsolation05/07/2019