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
Adherence to site rules - Signage used to help change behaviourBehavioural SafetyQuarry2018 False
Adjustable height sheeting platformAccess & Egress & Working at HeightAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Aircrete load security - void guardsReducing Occupational Road RiskConcrete products2018 True
Asphalt loadout door cradleMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Asphalt plant mixer shaft replacementMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01517Fatal 6 - HiPo: Scaffolder with no Fall Arrest Protection03/07/2019OtherAccess & Egress & Working at Height
01515Failure of Suspension Airbag14/06/2019Contracting - On-highway Maintenance & Housekeeping
01514E-Cigarettes/Vapes12/06/2019On-HighwayTransport / Delivery
01513Fatal 6 - Skip wire rope failure10/06/2019Readymix or mortar plantProduction and Processing
01512Fatal 6 - Return roller nip guard on conveyor falls 4m and hits contractor 28/05/2019QuarryMaintenance & Housekeeping
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
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.

QNJAC05/07/2019
Hot weather and water safety warningWith very warm weather forecast please check warning signs, fencing and other safety measures. MPA28/06/2019
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.

e-mail - dh@hardingpr.co.uk

MPA08/06/2019
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.

MPA26/04/2019
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 

MPA23/04/2019
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