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MPA issues a hot weather alert
MPA alert reminds operators of the importance of being diligent about public safety during the unusually hot weather and school holidays.
MPAPublic safety25/07/2019
FATAL 6 - Guide to Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation
MPA has launched a 171 page, A5 Guide has been prepared by the MPA and a specialist working group of members to assist supervisors and managers on site and supports other industry technical guidance. The narrative and practical examples have been taken from the significant amount of materials that were received from MPA members, both large and small, after a request to share best practice on this subject. The publication complements the pocket size;Guide to Energy Isolation and LOTOTO; and accompanying posters and stickers that were widely distributed to members earlier this year.
Hot weather and water safety warning
With very warm weather forecast please check warning signs, fencing and other safety measures. 
MPAPublic safety28/06/2019
FATAL 6 - Welsh Safer by Sharing Seminars - Please book now


Please book your place on the MPA's Welsh Safer by Sharing Seminars

21 June 2019 - South Wales
Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff 

11 October 2019 - North Wales
Llyndir Hotel, nr Wrexham 

 In response to the identified "Fatal 6", the Safer by Sharing Seminars for 2019 will focus on two key elements "Isolation of Energy and Lock-Off" and "Falls from and Working at Height.

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Safer by Sharing Seminars in May - Fatal 6

Please book your places on the 4 regional Safer by Sharing Seminars that are taking place in May. The two key themes of the seminars are  "Isolation of Energy and Lock-Off" and "Falls from and Working at Height". 

Please see list of dates and venues below and view the document for details of the programme, how to book and details of other regional venues.

Guide to Safe Delivery of Bitumen - Half day training workshops

Eurobitume UK is running 4 regional training workshops in May aimed at asphalt plant managers, operators and anyone with responsibility for bitumen delivery or storage.

  • Ist May - Huddersfield
  • 8th May - Coventry
  • 15th May - Gravesend
  • 22nd May - Radstock

Please view the pdf for more information on the course content 

MPABitumen, storage and delivery23/04/2019
MPA's Sharing good practice 2018/19 available to download

The pdf of MPA's Sharing good practice 2018/19 is now available to view or download from Safequarry. The document contains last year's winners, runners up and highly commended entries together with direct links to short videos showing some of the best innovations in action. Please review these and share with your colleagues. Hopefully, they will inspire your organisation to submit your on entry to this year's Health and Safety Awards before the deadline on  the 18th April.

Hard copies of this document will be distributed in a few weeks.

MPAAll Subjects10/04/2019
Still time to enter MPAs Health and Safety Awards
The deadline for entering the MPA's Health and Safety Awards has been extended to Thursday 18th April in response to members seeking extra time to be able to submit their entries.
MPAAll Subjects08/04/2019
Scottish Workshop on the new Guide to Safe Delivery of Bitumen

Only a few days left to register for the EuroBitume half day workshop on the new Guide to Safe Delivery of Bitumen

 Wednesday 3rd April  - Stirling

See attached flyer

MPABitumen, storage and delivery26/03/2019
Eurobitume UK Workshops - Safe delivery of bitumen guide

Eurobitume UK have organised five training Workshops to promote the new Safe Delivery of Bitumen guide and also to act as refresher training for anyone familiar with the previous guide – these are aimed at asphalt plant managers, operators and anyone responsible for the safe handling and storage of bitumen. Industry best practice and information on the most up-to-date bitumen safety procedures, are provided through presentations and demonstrations.

Workshops are being held as follows

  • 3rd April 2019 Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling
  • 1st May 2019 Briar Court Hotel, Huddersfield
  • 8th May 2019 Windmill Village Hotel Coventry
  • 15th May 2019 Best Western Manor Hotel Gravesend
  • 22nd May 2019 Centurion Hotel, Radstock
MPABitumen, storage and delivery18/02/2019
FATAL 6 - Contact with moving machinery

High Potential Incident  - The video shows how an operator injured his foot when it came into contact with a milling drum. His injuries could have been a lot more serious.

The video includes captions to remind operators of the simple measures one needs to take to avoid this type of incident.

Please share this video with your colleagues. It is a very graphic illustration of the potential consequences of a moments thoughtless action.

FATAL 6 Nudge - Isolation


Please watch the short video that demonstrates how an operator was easily able to remove a multi-lock isolation clasp whilst it was still pad-locked.

The use of poorly designed isolation clasps could result in a serious injury or fatality if an employee or contractor is able to defeat the system. Whilst this requires an operator to break all the rules, it is possible that situations could arise when an operator is convinced that it is safe to do so, expediency could then colour his judgement.

The video also shows two examples of effective designs.  Please watch the video and ensure that your organisation is using appropriate isolation clasps.If you find a defective or poorly designed clasp please hand it in to your supervisor.