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 Safety managementQuarry2018 False
Adjustable height sheeting platformAccess & Egress & Working at HeightAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Aircrete load security - void guardsReducing Occupational Road RiskConcrete products plant2018 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
02557Air Suspension Systems on Vehicles - HSE alert 20/05/2020OtherMaintenance & Housekeeping
02556Leading edge working and fall arrest07/04/2020Construction/delivery site 
02554'The Fatal 6' - Unsafe Work at Height & Isolation Breach03/04/2020OtherMaintenance & Housekeeping
02553Hand Injury when maintaining conveyor - tool selection12/03/2020Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
02552Fall from Height while accessing mobile plant06/03/2020OtherAccess & Egress & Working at Height
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Relationship between impacts of geotechnical management, drilling and blasting in a quarry - QNJAC toolbox talk

A toolbox talk on information and engagement in relation to the impacts that geotechnical management, drilling and blasting have on one another in a quarry operation.

It is aimed at quarry operators, quarry managers, supervisors, geotechnical specialists and those persons carrying out drilling and blasting work at the quarry.

Prepared by the QNJAC Joint Drill, Blast and Geotechnical Group in May 2020.

QNJAC26/05/2020
Face surveying - QNJAC Toolbox Talk

This toolbox talk is aimed at quarry managers, supervisors and those persons responsible for implementing the recommended measures from geotechnical assessments and managing the surveying operation.

Prepared by the QNJAC Joint Drill, Blast and Geotechnical  Group in May  2020.

QNJAC26/05/2020
Overburden stripping - QNJAC Toolbox talk

This  toolbox talk  is aimed at quarry operators, quarry managers and supervisors and should be read in conjunction with the ' QNJAC Guidance to Managing Change to Excavations and Tips'

It has been prepared by QNJAC Joint Drill, Blast and Geotechnical  Group. 

Toolbox talk was produced in May 2020

QNJAC26/05/2020
COVID 19 - MPA resourcesThe MPA has completed a suite of resources to support members bringing sites back on line. They include Employee, Managers and Operational Guidance together with supporting posters. They can all be downloaded from the Safequarry website.MPA21/05/2020
COVID 19 - Operational Guidance
A more detailed publication aimed at Directors and Managers, this provides guidance on operating safely during the COVID 19  pandemic and provides links to important sources of information and updates, including from Government and non-Government organisations.
This complements the Managers and Employees pocket guides which are also accessible on Safequarry. A range of posters are also downloadable from Safequarry which are based on the cartoons and key the health and safety messages. 
MPA19/05/2020
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