|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 (safequarry.com)
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