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
AG’s ‘Good Catch’ scheme: Empowering workers to proactively create a safer working environmentWorker InvolvementCompany-wide2019 False
Arc flash safety initiatives - RUNNER UPMaintenance & HousekeepingCement plant2019 False
Batch heater barrel upgradeMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2019 False
Bespoke moveable stop signsWorker InvolvementQuarry2019 False
Bottom opening skipProduction and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 False
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03575Bitumen Burn During Planned Maintenance 30/10/2020Asphalt/Coating plantMaintenance & Housekeeping
03573Fatal 1 - BMAPA Alert - Stored energy/Stress in a damaged hull30/10/2020Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
03572Uncontrolled spill of hot bitumen 18/10/2020Asphalt/Coating plantTransport / Delivery
03571Incident whilst recommissioning a bitumen storage tank12/10/2020Asphalt/Coating plantMaintenance & Housekeeping
03570Operator bruises hand due to release of stored energy in operation to free stuck davit (lifting device) - BMAPA Alert06/10/2020Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
New E-Learning Package Available to Support Contact With Moving Machinery and Isolation

MPQC have developed an elearning package which supports and complements the guidance and other resources produced by MPA on moving machinery and isolation.

In additino to the topics covered in the MPA guidance, MPQC also highlights the emotional impact following incidents, further emphasising the part that our behaviour plays in preventing incidents, and includes an important message to the participants direct from industry leaders.

MPQC23/11/2020
COVID-19 Powerful CRH video

PASSWORD REQUIRED TO VIEW – PLEASE TYPE IN      CRH-COVID-Awareness

CRH has produced a powerful video that highlights the personal impact that the virus had on two CRH workers in a cement plant. It also features an ICU Nurse who talks about her experience treating patients with COVID-19 and the devastating effect it can have on them. The workers talk about their emotions and personal experience of coping with COVID-19.

The video provides a stark reminder of why we all need to continue being Covid-Safe in our personal and professional lives.

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE

 23/11/2020
HSE publishes annual accident and ill-health report 2019/20

HSE has published the annual accident and ill-health statistics report for Great Britain for 2019/20.

The annual report includes statistics for work-related ill health, workplace injuries and fatalities. There were 111 fatal injuries at work and the data shows that Falls from Height, Struck by Moving Vehicle, Struck by Moving Object and Contact with Moving Machinery continue to be account for a large proportion of fatal accidents, reiterating the importance of MPA’s continuing focus on ‘The Fatal 6’

HSE13/11/2020
MPA and British Precast launches Vision Zero

Vision Zero was launched at the MPA and British Precast Health and Safety Leadership Conference on the 11th November.

A video of the whole conference or the individual sections can be viewed on the MPA's YouTube channel.

 

MPA11/11/2020
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

MPA27/10/2020
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