|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 email@example.com by MPA members whilst stocks remains.
|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.)
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Stay Safe 2021 - Lifting of COVID Restrictions||
The recent announcements from the Government regarding the easing of COVID-19 restrictions provides a useful reminder for quarry operators to review their public safety risk assessments and any site specific mitigation measures.
Based on experience from last year, it is likely that there will be a significant increase in members of the public seeking to engage in water based activities at inland open water sites. Quarry lakes may be seen by some people as tempting locations for a for a quick dip. Therefore, MPA is urging its members to check their sites prior to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and warmer weather.
The following two documents provide guidance on the management of public safety. They include useful summaries of best practice and outline the statutory duties of those responsible for the land/site;
MPA's 'Guidelines for the management of public safety on MPA members' operational and non-operational sites'
RoSPA's 'Managing safety at inland water'
|COVID 19 - Hanson face mask posters||
Hanson has produced a suite of 3 posters that illustrate the correct way to wear and manage face masks.
Hanson have agreed to unbranded versions of the posters to be shared across the industry. The 3 posters can be downloaded from the Other Resources section of Safequarry.
|Ministers Guidance to Mineral Products Sector – Continuing to Operate During Covid||
Please find attached a letter from the Minister effectively confirming our sectors continuing essential role, and consequent guidance in terms of continued operations during the current heightened ‘lockdown’.
Of particular note are the following highlights:
- “firms and tradespeople in the construction sector and its supply chain, including merchants, suppliers and product manufacturers, should continue to operate during this national lockdown”
- “Whether delivering on large or small construction sites, and in peoples' homes across the country, in builders' merchants, designing and project managing schemes or producing construction and mineral products, you are making a major contribution to the economic recovery following Covid-19.”
This guidance is no doubt issued on the assumption that as an industry we continue to operate in a Covid secure way. It remains of vital importance therefore that operators who are continuing to work, ensure that robust steps have been taken to protect their workforce and to continually check that high standards are being maintained.
Once again we would draw attention to the MPA’s Covid guidance and resources which can be used to assist in the ongoing development and implementation of your own Covid security measures.
|COVID-19 - Coronavirus testing for hauliers before leaving the UK for France||
The Government has issued advice re testing for hauliers before leaving the UK and facilitites available to support this. Please review and discuss with any haulage companies you work with the plans that they have in place to ensure their hauliers have tested negative, conducted within 72 hours prior to travel, before travelling to the border.
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