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.

To receive e-mail alerts when new content is added to the site, please complete the free, on-line registration form.

Latest best practice
TitleActivityType of LocationYearPrize
Adherence to site rules - Signage used to help change behaviourBehavioural SafetyQuarry2018 False
Penta tumble drum chute wear plate improvements eliminates confined space hot workMaintenance & HousekeepingConcrete products2018 False
Safe access platform for lorry body cleaningAccess & Egress & Working at HeightQuarry2018 False
Silo ground level testingAccess & Egress & Working at HeightCompany-wide2018 False
Taking the guess work out of edge protectionTraffic managementQuarry2018 True
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01511Fatal 6 - Faulty isolator switch 09/05/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01510Gear box failure on roller shutter door09/05/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01506Drivers falling whilst exiting or entering their cabs05/04/2019TransportAccess & Egress & Working at Height
01509Fatal 6 – Employee enters hopper without PTW or Isolating19/03/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01505Confined Space - Serious Near Hit19/02/2019Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
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 

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.

Still time to enter MPAs Health and Safety AwardsThe 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.MPA08/04/2019
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

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