Mitigating the high consequence hazards in the Mineral Products Industry

FATAL 2 - Workplace transport and pedestrian interface

19% of fatalities in the industry involve workplace transport, often involving contact with pedestrians.

Every year pedestrians are killed or seriously injured having been  hit by mobile plant or other transport operating on a mineral products site.

There are now many technical devices that enhance a  driver's vision and warn both pedestrians and drivers about their proximity.  New designs and  modifications to vehicles can also reduce the  potential for and seriousness of an impact.

There are many other simple ways in which the  risk of pedestrian contact can be mitigated which include;

  • Improved site design and management of site traffic
  • Implementation of pedestrian exclusion zones
  • Creation of pedestrian walkways
  • Improved plant design to include fail safe devices and visual aids
  • Improved site and vehicle lighting
  • Better signage  and warning lights
  • Better risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Improved monitoring of activities

MPA Resources 

Employee's and Manager's Handbooks

        

Posters

            

Stickers

             

Safer by Design

Please follow this link to the section of Safequarry that provides recommended guidelines on the safety features for mobile plant Safer by Design or click on the  buttons below to view more information.

View Guidance
Title/Short DescriptionSourceSubjectDate
Fatal 2 - Employees Best Practice Vehicle and Pedestrian Segregation Pocketbook

A 23 page, A6 pocketbook, designed for operatives and site personnel, this document describes the variety of traffic, vehicle and pedestrian management plans which when followed appropriately ensure that sites can work safely.

It has been prepared to raise awareness of the subject and to help guide the industry towards a safer working environment.

MPAPedestrian safety27/10/2020
Fatal 2 - Workplace Transport & Pedestrian Interface Handbook

A 147 page, A5 handbook, designed to assist supervisors and managers on site and support other industry technical guidance. Follows the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle.

The narrative and practical examples have been taken from materials that were received from MPA members, both large and small, after a request to share best practice on this subject.

MPAPedestrian safety27/10/2020
Fatal 6 - Vehicle isolation and maintenance - QNJAC Toolbox Talk - December 2019
QNJAC has produced a toolbox that highlights best practice in the management of vehicle isolation and key control for vehicles.
QNJACTransport10/12/2019
Fatal 6 - Reducing tipper rollovers - QNJAC Toolbox Talk December 2019

QNJAC has produced a toolbox talk highlighting the statutory duties and identifying the responsibilities of both the organisations and the individuals who are associated with a safe delivery being made by a tipper.

In particular, it looks at those responsible for maintaining the safety of persons involved in, or adjacent to, tipper loading and discharging activities. This includes the following;

  • Hauliers
  • Tipper Drivers
  • Site operators
  • Shovel loaders
  • Weighbridge staff
QNJACTransport10/12/2019
View Best Practice
TitleVideoActivityType of LocationYearPrize
Bespoke moveable stop signs   Worker InvolvementQuarry2019 N
Bottom opening skip   Production and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 N
eToTs on-line training - WINNER   Transport / DeliveryConstruction/delivery site2019 Y
Mobile plant audio shut off   Pedestrian safetyQuarry2019 N
OMNI by Terex revolutionises crushing and screening - WINNER   Production and ProcessingQuarry2019 Y
Reversing differently, innovative critical safety thinking - WINNER   ContractingContracting - On-highway 2019 Y
Tarmac 'OneCard' - electronic drivers’ passport - RUNNER UP   Transport / DeliveryCompany-wide2019 N
Contractor / haulier induction interactive video   Contractor Safety managementQuarry2018 N
Dry silo mortar loading – driver assistance   Transport / DeliveryReadymix or mortar plant2018 N
Permission to tip   Traffic management 2018 N
Preventing vehicle tip overs   Transport / DeliveryCement plant2018 N
Reducing worker risk through automated inspection and testing during pavement construction   ContractingContracting - On-highway 2018 N
Taking the guess work out of edge protection   Traffic managementQuarry2018 Y
Tower light raise/lower   LiftingCompany-wide2018 N
5+2 Campaign – Safety zone blue lights and other enhancements   Pedestrian safetyOn-Highway2017 Y
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Title/Short DescriptionSourceSubjectDate
Fatal 2 - Managing workplace transport and pedestrian interface. MPA launches two new guides

New Deployable MPA Resources to Support Your Initiatives

Workplace Transport and Pedestrian Interface has been identified by MPA's Health & Safety Committee as one of 'The Fatal 6' high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities and serious injuries and incidents over the last decade.

A range of resources have been launched  including an Employee's booklet, a Manager's handbook together with several supporting posters and stickers. These are all downloadable from the Fatal 2 section of Safequarry

MPAPedestrian safety27/10/2020
Rollover of tipper

The rollover of a tipper in the Midlands this week reinforces the importance of ensuring that drivers and operators understand how to prevent these incidents. CEMEX has produced a video on rollover prevention, this topic is also covered in MPA's Driver's Handbook.

View CEMEX Video

CEMEXTransport24/07/2020
Toolbox Talk - Using handbrakes

MPA has created a toolbox talk on using the handbrake – it includes two graphic videos of what can happen if you forget.

Please click here to view.

MPA 25/02/2020
A guide to pedestrian safety in quarries and surface mining

This guide highlights the steps one needs to take to separate pedestrians form mobile plant and other traffic.

QNJACPedestrian safety28/11/2016
Quarry vehicle safety

HSENI has produced a booklet that identifies ways to minimise the risks associated with the operation of vehicles in quarries. Activities such as loading, travelling on haul roads, reversing operations, tipping operations, vehicle / pedestrian interface and sharing roadways with outside contractor’s vehicles are potentially hazardous if not managed to mitigate risk. The booklet reviews issues such as brake testing, all-round visibility, the provision of adequate edge protection, the maintenance of the surface of the haul roads and the gradient of the haul roads. Please read and share with others.

 Transport05/09/2016
Artic tipper guidance - preventing overturns

Lafarge Tarmac has issued a booklet to assist all parts of the business in understanding, reviewing and addressing the use of tipping vehicles – and ensuring that every part of the process is carried out safely. Click on the heading to view a pdf of the booklet

Lafarge TarmacTransport04/02/2015
Creating a Controlled Safe Working Area
To undertake any activity within a Quarry Operation, it is necessary to create and control a safe working area. This guidance sheet represents best practice and has been formulated by the QNJAC to promote Zero Harm in the Workplace. It has been produced for, and is aimed at, small independent businesses, new ventures and sole traders.
QNJACContractors27/02/2013
Regulation 22 Guidance on Dangerous Areas within Quarries
This information sheet gives guidance to assist quarry operators in providing equipment or barriers specifically to comply with Regulation 22 of the Quarries Regulations 1999 (relating to Danger Areas within the quarry). It should be read in conjunction with the Approved code of Practice “Health and Safety at Quarries” (L118) which can be downloaded free of charge from HSE’s website (http://books.hse.gov.uk/hse/public/home.jsf). This information sheet is not intended to deal with the danger zone created during shotfiring operations and should be read in conjunction with the Regulation 16 information sheet.
QNJACQuarries Legislation23/10/2012
View Incident Alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01410Hydraulic Breaker Incident24/03/2015On-HighwayManual handling and storage
View Resources
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TitleActivityLocationYearPrize
OMNI by Terex revolutionises crushing and screening - WINNER Production and ProcessingQuarry2019 Y
Bottom opening skip Production and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 N
Gully grab lifting device LiftingConstruction/delivery site2019 N
eToTs on-line training - WINNER Transport / DeliveryConstruction/delivery site2019 Y
Tarmac 'OneCard' - electronic drivers’ passport - RUNNER UP Transport / DeliveryCompany-wide2019 N
Reversing differently, innovative critical safety thinking - WINNER ContractingContracting - On-highway 2019 Y
Taking the guess work out of edge protection Traffic managementQuarry2018 Y
Tower light raise/lower LiftingCompany-wide2018 N
Preventing vehicle tip overs Transport / DeliveryCement plant2018 N
Reducing worker risk through automated inspection and testing during pavement construction ContractingContracting - On-highway 2018 N
Mobile pedestrian safety zones Pedestrian safetyQuarry2017 N
5+2 Campaign – Safety zone blue lights and other enhancements Pedestrian safetyOn-Highway2017 Y
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