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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
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 - Updated HSE Guidance on the thorough examination and testing of equipment during the coronavirus outbreak: Your legal obligations

This guidance is for dutyholders and inspectors. It has information about how to meet your legal obligations to carry out thorough examination and testing of equipment during the coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak.

HSETesting materials and equipment18/06/2020
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
02563COVID 19 - Hand sanitiser ignition - injuring haulier and causing vehicle fire 09/06/2020QuarryTransport / Delivery
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TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
COVID-19 MPA issues new posters reminding people to Stay COVID-19 Alert

MPA has launched a new set of posters to help remind everyone to Stay COVID-19 Alert.

Digital copies can be downloaded from  the Manager and Employee COVID 19 Guidance Section on Safequarry that can be accessed via the button on the  Home page of Safequarry.  

Free hard copies can be ordered from  david.yelland@mineralproducts.org  by MPA members whilst stocks remains. 

 

 

 

MPA19/10/2020
COVID-19 - Action Cards to communicate COVID-19 early outbreak management information

Downloadable cards provide advice to individuals that own, manage or are responsible for a specific business or organisation within the community on how to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak by;

  • Identifying an outbreak of COVID-19 (one or more confirmed case depending on the business or organisation)
  • Reporting the outbreak to your local health protection team
  • Working with your local health protection team to respond

Each situation has an individual Action Card which provides specific COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management Information for that location. The Action Cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in your business or organisation. (Please note these assets are cleared for use in England only.)

PHE11/09/2020
COVID 19 - Aggregate Industries video on managing COVID 19

Aggregate Industries has created a short video which provides some helpful advice and practical examples of how to manage COVID-19 safety on minerals sites.

Aggregate Industries11/06/2020
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 - Managing site security during temporary COVID-19 closures

It may be necessary for members to temporarily close some operational sites due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sites that are unoccupied may become an increased target for intruders, whether for the theft of materials and equipment or vandalism. This briefing is intended to summarise the main issues that should be considered when closing a site.

MPA30/03/2020
COVID-19 - CEMEX Poster supporting Mask and Move Policy

As Covid-19 cases are on the rise nationally, it is useful to consider any  additional measure to reduce the potential for transmission in the workplace.  The attached poster has been created to publicise and communicate CEMEX’s new  ‘Mask and Move’ policy for shared offices. Members may wish to consider whether introducing such a policy could be a useful additional control measure within their operations.

CEMEX21/09/2020
COVID-19 CEMEX implements 'Mask and Move Policy' to reduce risk of virus transmission

CEMEX has recently implemented a ‘Mask and Move’ Policy  in all shared office areas. This means that staff are asked to wear a face covering whenever they are away from their desk or workstation in all shared office areas and applies to everyone other than those who would normally be exempt from the mandatory wearing of face coverings under government guidelines. A poster is also downloadable from the resources section of Safequarry

CEMEX21/09/2020
COVID 19 - STAY SAFE - STAY ALERT - STAY OPERATIONAL

 

REMEMBER THE SIMPLE MEASURES THAT WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES SAFE FROM COVID 19

The increased amount of travel and social interaction which is now permitted, presents much greater opportunity to contract and transmit Coronavirus and the gains achieved during lockdown could easily be lost. Recent press reports suggest that numbers of cases are increasing and a second wave may already be occurring, with some very localised spikes in businesses and towns.

It is essential that organisations and individuals remain vigilant. The basic control measures (social distancing, good hygiene etc.) that were identified at the outset continue to be relevant and effective.

Members are therefore advised to:

  • Ensure their workplaces remain COVID safe
  • Review and if necessary supplement the control measures in place
  • Conduct regular audits and inspections of the COVID measures
  • Monitor compliance with site COVID rules
  • Provide regular and frequent refresher toolbox talks to maintain awareness and reinforce the message
  • Having contingency measures in place that will ensure that further site shutdowns can be implemented quickly and safely if this becomes necessary.

The MPA’s ‘Ten Rules of Engagement’ are as applicable now as much as ever…

Please go to the COVID 19 section of Safequarry if you want to download any of the free posters.

 

MPA05/08/2020
COVID 19 - HSE article on disinfecting premises

HSE has issued an article on disinfecting premises. Fog, mist, vapour or UV treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of Coronavirus, by cleaning and disinfecting larger workspaces/rooms. The article provides information on the different methods available, the suitability and limitations of each system and the safety considerations. Any use of these treatments should be risk assessed.

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HSE20/07/2020
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