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COVID 19 - Guidance for the long-term Storage of Bitumen

Eurobitume UK Guidance May 2020 - This document provides guidance on the short and medium/long-term storage of bitumen in a bulk bitumen storage tank. This guidance must be used alongside the plant-based risk assessment for you to decide the most appropriate option. Careful management of temperature will help preserve the bitumen’s quality.

This will be of particular interest to operations that have been shut down and are now re-starting.

Eurobitume UKBitumen, storage and delivery01/06/2020
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. 
MPAAll Subjects19/05/2020
COVID 19 - Employees COVID 19 Guidance

A pocket book that outlines 10 simple Rules of Engagement for employees returning to work, 10 ways of behaving that will help to keep them, their family and their colleagues safe.

It highlights how these behaviours can be applied in a range of different situations, commencing from when an employee leaves home, a range of activities they might engage in or locations they might visit during a normal working day. It concludes with a safe return home.

MPAAll Subjects11/05/2020
COVID 19 - Managers COVID 19 Guidance
A pocket book that outlines 10 simple Rules of Engagement and summarises the steps that managers should take prior to work restarting at sites. It highlights the practical steps to facilitate social distancing and to mitigate other hazards associated with COVID-19. It looks at ways of helping employees and others on site changing their behaviour.  
MPAAll Subjects11/05/2020
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COVID 19 - Joint DoT and HSE letter on driver access to hygene facilities

A letter that reassures drivers, and reminds businesses of their obligations under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, to provide suitable toilet and hand washing facilities to drivers visiting their premises.

View HSE DoT Letter

HSE01/06/2020
COVID 19 - HSE reassurance on the risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus

In response to concerns raised about the risks of air conditioning spreading coronavirus, we have issued advice that the risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus is extremely low.

If you use a centralised ventilation system that removes and circulates air to different rooms, it is recommended that you turn off recirculation and use a fresh air supply.

You do not need to adjust other types of air conditioning systems. If you’re unsure, speak to your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers or advisers.

Good ventilation is encouraged to help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus
HSE01/06/2020
COVID 19 - Guidance for the long-term Storage of Bitumen

Eurobitume UK Guidance May 2020 - This document provides guidance on the short and medium/long-term storage of bitumen in a bulk bitumen storage tank. This guidance must be used alongside the plant-based risk assessment for you to decide the most appropriate option. Careful management of temperature will help preserve the bitumen’s quality.

This will be of particular interest to operations that have been shut down and are now re-starting.

Eurobitume UK01/06/2020
COVID 19 - MPA resources The 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
COVID 19 - Employees COVID 19 Guidance

A pocket book that outlines 10 simple Rules of Engagement for employees returning to work, 10 ways of behaving that will help to keep them, their family and their colleagues safe.

It highlights how these behaviours can be applied in a range of different situations, commencing from when an employee leaves home, a range of activities they might engage in or locations they might visit during a normal working day. It concludes with a safe return home.

MPA11/05/2020
COVID 19 - Managers COVID 19 Guidance A pocket book that outlines 10 simple Rules of Engagement and summarises the steps that managers should take prior to work restarting at sites. It highlights the practical steps to facilitate social distancing and to mitigate other hazards associated with COVID-19. It looks at ways of helping employees and others on site changing their behaviour.   MPA11/05/2020
COVID 19 - Posters outlining simple rules

Please view posters outlining simple rules for users to follow during COVID 19.  Subjects covered are;

  • Canteens
  • Kitchens
  • Toilets
  • Lifts

They can be downloaded as pdfs from the Other resources section of Safequarry. The posters have been supplied by Mansfield Sand and Gravel - Safer by Sharing

MPA28/04/2020
COVID 19 - GOV UK website

Guidance provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy for employers and businesses dealing with Coronavirus - COVID. The site has subsections on the range of topics listed below where further detailed information and resources can be found. Very useful for employers considering return to working.

  • What you need to know
  • Symptons
  • Good practice for employers
  • Social distancing in the workplace
  • Shift-working and staggering processes
  • Staying at home if you, or someone in your household, has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) on site
  • Sick pay
  • Certifying absence from work
  • What to do if an employee needs time off work to look after someone
  • Limiting spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in business and workplaces
  • Use of face masks in the community
  • Moving goods
  • Cleaning and waste disposal
  • Handling post or packages
  • Food safety

Link to the the GOV UK Website

MPA27/04/2020
COVID 19 - Driver access to welfare facilities

All drivers must have access to welfare facilities in the premises they visit as part of their work. We are hearing reports that some drivers are not being allowed to use welfare facilities when they deliver. Preventing access is against the law, equally its not the sensible thing to do.Those who already provide reasonable access to toilets and handwashing facilities should continue to do so.

With the latest advice for hands to be washed regularly, failure to allow access to welfare facilities may increase the risk of the COVID-19 infection spreading.

HSE Bulletin - Driver access to welfare facilities

HSE24/04/2020
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