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
03618Driver severs finger on automatic tailgate24/05/2022Asphalt/Coating plantTransport / Delivery
03617Driver falls from access ladder on mixer truck23/05/2022Readymix or mortar plantAccess & Egress & Working at Height
03616BMAPA Alert - Waves on deck23/05/2022Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
03615Although a direct strike of overhead lines avoided , 400v lines arc to tipper at delivery site18/05/2022Construction/delivery siteTransport / Delivery
03614Foot injury when hitching a trailer25/04/2022Mobile PlantMaintenance & Housekeeping
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
MPA extends deadline for entry to MPA Health and Safety Awards

MPA has extended the deadline for submission of entry forms to the 2022 Health and Safety Awards for the

  • 8 Topic Awards
  • Individual Recognition Awards
  • Young Leader Awards

Please submit any remaining  entries by noon on Monday 30th May.

The simple to complete entry forms and briefing notes can be viewed and downloaded from Safequarry.

HSE safety alert about respirators/masks which rely on ear loops.

HSE has issued a safety alert about how respirators/masks which rely on ear loops do not provide protection as tight fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).

MPA launch Sharing good practice 2021/22

MPA has launched the digital version of its health and safety guide which summarises the leading entries for the 2021 Health and Safety Awards, Sharing good practice 2021/22. Please review.

There is still time for companies to complete a simple entry form to be included in the 2022 awards, submission are required by Friday 20th May.

Download entry forms.

Entry to MPA Health and Safety Awards - closes Friday 20th May

MPA members are reminded that entries for the 8 Topic Awards, Individual and Young Leader Awards are due to be submitted by Friday 20th May.

The simple to complete entry forms and briefing notes can be downloaded from the Safequarry website.

Please watch this video that explains why it is important to share your innovations and best practice - we are all Safer by Sharing

Vechicle - pedestrian collisions

HSE records show that vehicle-pedestrian collisions continue to be one of the main cause of workplace fatalities:

  • There have been nine fatal vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the past four years involving wheeled loading shovels – most of these were in the waste and recycling sector. 
  • There have been two vehicle-pedestrian fatalities within the minerals sector since 2015
  • Main risk factors include lack of segregation, poor forward visibility and reversing manoeuvres

Operators who use mobile plant need to fully assess and actively manage the risk of vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Segregating the operating areas and traffic routes for mobile plant and pedestrians is the most effective control measure, eliminating the risk of collisions. For activities where mobile plant and pedestrians cannot be fully segregated, you will need to identify and implement other control measures.

MPA has produced some resources on Workplace Transport and Pedestrian Interface which are free to access via the Safequarry website Workplace transport and pedestrian interface (

HSE issued an alert last year Wheeled loading shovels in waste and recycling - HSE relating to the operation of wheeled loading shovels and the increased risks due to use of larger buckets which reduce visibility. The alert provides a helpful reminder of the risks to consider under headings, Safe Site, Safe Vehicle and Safe Driver


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