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MPA''s Health and Safety Awards 2019

Videos of the winning best practice entries and runners up, the opening stings and the major award winners are now available to view on the MPA's YouTube channel. 

Please share these innovative health and safety initiatives with your colleagues.

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  14/11/2019
Drivers Handbook

Please view the new Drivers Handbook.

The handbook is designed to recognise the professionalism and  work  of  our  fleets  and  is  a  tool  for   working  drivers  to help  them  understand  and  manage  the   risks  that  they  face and create when driving and operating vehicles for work.

The  handbook  captures  the  Best  Practice  from  MPA's  membership.

MPATransport18/10/2019
Blocked bitumen delivery pipework – Potential solutions

Reports by Eurobitume UK delivery drivers of blocked and partially blocked bitumen pipework at asphalt plants are increasing. Blocked pipelines are potentially very dangerous as the blockage can result in pressure retained in the pipework. This can result in a spray of hot bitumen when the delivery driver uncouples the flexible hose from the delivery flange.

For more information about the causes and solutions please follow link

Eurobitume UKBitumen, storage and delivery16/10/2019
Bitumen storage tanks - Planned preventative maintenance

Reports by Eurobitume UK members have shown that, in the last 5 years, almost half of the 28 uncontrolled bitumen spills (and 80% of the 140 near misses reported in 2018), were due to storage tank, contents gauge, high level alarm (HLA) and pipework failures. Management of bitumen storage tanks and associated equipment and pipework is critical for safety and business continuity. Thus, an effective planned preventative maintenance schedule is vital.

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Eurobitume UKBitumen, storage and delivery16/10/2019
Site and vehicle security risk and incident prevention – government anti – terrorism advice

The MPA has issued this advice following some recent thefts from vehicles at member sites, highlighting that unauthorised personnel have been able to access HGVs. More importantly, it illustrates the potential for unattended HGVs to be accessed and driven away.

On the 7th October, a stolen HGV was used in an attack in Germany, there have been other recent examples of HGVs being used as weapons. The pdf includes links to government advice on how to minimise the risks of terrorist and others accessing and taking HGVs in urban areas.

Please can you review and ensure that this information is shared with appropriate colleagues such as site managers, transport and security managers. Hopefully, they will be able to share this information with drivers and contractors operating HGVs and other mobile plant on our behalf.  

 

MPATransport13/10/2019
MPA Midlands Region - Health & Safety Awareness Day – 15 October 2019 - Staffordshire

LAST CHANCE to book for the workshops hosted by J C Bamford Excavators Ltd. The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

The day covers a range of topics, including 2 of the Fatal 6.  See pdf for more information on the topics covered, the location and direct links to booking forms. 

MPACompetence and Training09/10/2019
MPA Midlands Region - Health & Safety Awareness Day – 15 October 2019 - Staffordshire

Book now for the workshops hosted by J C Bamford Excavators Ltd. The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

The day covers a range of topics, including 2 of the Fatal 6.  See pdf for more information on the topics covered, the location and direct links to booking forms. 

MPACompetence and Training09/09/2019
Customer Site Safety - Bagged Cement Delivery - 3rd Edition

Deliveries of cement to customer sites occur on a frequent basis. In some instances customers may receive numerous loads on any given day. Following a series of customer site incidents and near misses, MPA Cement has updated the standard risk assessment used by its members on customer sites to ensure that major hazards faced by the driver are being correctly addressed. This document concentrates on a relatively narrow set of health and safety criteria specific to bagged cement delivery that should be considered as part of a customer’s overall risk assessment.

MPACement05/09/2019
MPA North Region Exchanging Places Safety Day Event

Wednesday 18 September 2019 Health, Safety & Well Being

11 locations in North

Free to MPA members and their contractors

A unique opportunity to visit another company’s site and spend the day sharing safe working practices between individuals, sites and other member companies and their contractors. Please view pdf for more information and how to book. Topics include several FATAL 6 themes.
MPACompetence and Training27/08/2019
MPA issues a hot weather alert
MPA alert reminds operators of the importance of being diligent about public safety during the unusually hot weather and school holidays.
MPAPublic safety25/07/2019
FATAL 6 - Guide to Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation
MPA has launched a 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. The narrative and practical examples have been taken from the significant amount of materials that were received from MPA members, both large and small, after a request to share best practice on this subject. The publication complements the pocket size;Guide to Energy Isolation and LOTOTO; and accompanying posters and stickers that were widely distributed to members earlier this year.
MPAIsolation25/07/2019
Hot weather and water safety warning
With very warm weather forecast please check warning signs, fencing and other safety measures. 
MPAPublic safety28/06/2019
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