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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.

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.
Hot weather and water safety warning
With very warm weather forecast please check warning signs, fencing and other safety measures. 
MPAPublic safety28/06/2019
FATAL 6 - Welsh Safer by Sharing Seminars - Please book now


Please book your place on the MPA's Welsh Safer by Sharing Seminars

21 June 2019 - South Wales
Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff 

11 October 2019 - North Wales
Llyndir Hotel, nr Wrexham 

 In response to the identified "Fatal 6", the Safer by Sharing Seminars for 2019 will focus on two key elements "Isolation of Energy and Lock-Off" and "Falls from and Working at Height.

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Safer by Sharing Seminars in May - Fatal 6

Please book your places on the 4 regional Safer by Sharing Seminars that are taking place in May. The two key themes of the seminars are  "Isolation of Energy and Lock-Off" and "Falls from and Working at Height". 

Please see list of dates and venues below and view the document for details of the programme, how to book and details of other regional venues.

Guide to Safe Delivery of Bitumen - Half day training workshops

Eurobitume UK is running 4 regional training workshops in May aimed at asphalt plant managers, operators and anyone with responsibility for bitumen delivery or storage.

  • Ist May - Huddersfield
  • 8th May - Coventry
  • 15th May - Gravesend
  • 22nd May - Radstock

Please view the pdf for more information on the course content 

MPABitumen, storage and delivery23/04/2019
MPA's Sharing good practice 2018/19 available to download

The pdf of MPA's Sharing good practice 2018/19 is now available to view or download from Safequarry. The document contains last year's winners, runners up and highly commended entries together with direct links to short videos showing some of the best innovations in action. Please review these and share with your colleagues. Hopefully, they will inspire your organisation to submit your on entry to this year's Health and Safety Awards before the deadline on  the 18th April.

Hard copies of this document will be distributed in a few weeks.

MPAAll Subjects10/04/2019
Still time to enter MPAs Health and Safety Awards
The deadline for entering the MPA's Health and Safety Awards has been extended to Thursday 18th April in response to members seeking extra time to be able to submit their entries.
MPAAll Subjects08/04/2019
Scottish Workshop on the new Guide to Safe Delivery of Bitumen

Only a few days left to register for the EuroBitume half day workshop on the new Guide to Safe Delivery of Bitumen

 Wednesday 3rd April  - Stirling

See attached flyer

MPABitumen, storage and delivery26/03/2019
Sharing health and safety resources helps us all work towards Zero Harm
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