News

Please see below the latest items that have been published on the Safequarry website. For convenience they have been sorted in tables based on the nature of the content.

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Latest best practice
TitleActivityType of LocationYearPrize
Adherence to site rules - Signage used to help change behaviourBehavioural Safety managementQuarry2018 False
Adjustable height sheeting platformAccess & Egress & Working at HeightAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Aircrete load security - void guardsReducing Occupational Road RiskConcrete products plant2018 True
Asphalt loadout door cradleMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Asphalt plant mixer shaft replacementMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01528Fatal 6 - Seaman struck by mooring line 01/10/2019Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
01527Contractor looses 4 fingers during lifting operation - £400K fine for company12/09/2019Readymix or mortar plantLifting
01526Flailing operation on hedgerow puts public at risk - near miss16/08/2019Contracting - On-highway Public safety management
01524Fatal 6 - Receiving hopper collapse14/08/2019Readymix or mortar plantProduction and Processing
01523Operator using stone cropper broke and lacerated his finger13/08/2019QuarryProduction and Processing
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
Site and vehicle security risk and incident prevention – government anti – terrorism advice

The MPA has issued this advice following some recent thefts from vehicles at member sites, highlighting that unauthorised personnel have been able to access HGVs. More importantly, it illustrates the potential for unattended HGVs to be accessed and driven away.

On the 7th October, a stolen HGV was used in an attack in Germany, there have been other recent examples of HGVs being used as weapons. The pdf includes links to government advice on how to minimise the risks of terrorist and others accessing and taking HGVs in urban areas.

Please can you review and ensure that this information is shared with appropriate colleagues such as site managers, transport and security managers. Hopefully, they will be able to share this information with drivers and contractors operating HGVs and other mobile plant on our behalf.  

 

MPA13/10/2019
MPA Midlands Region - Health & Safety Awareness Day – 15 October 2019 - Staffordshire

LAST CHANCE to book for the workshops hosted by J C Bamford Excavators Ltd. The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

The day covers a range of topics, including 2 of the Fatal 6.  See pdf for more information on the topics covered, the location and direct links to booking forms. 

MPA09/10/2019
MPA Midlands Region - Health & Safety Awareness Day – 15 October 2019 - Staffordshire

Book now for the workshops hosted by J C Bamford Excavators Ltd. The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

The day covers a range of topics, including 2 of the Fatal 6.  See pdf for more information on the topics covered, the location and direct links to booking forms. 

MPA09/09/2019
Driver safety at customer sites - bulk delivery - 6th Edition

Following the ejection of three filter housings from silo tops within three months, the procedure for validating customer safety controls has been updated. 

The quick check questionnaire produced by MPA Cement has updated. This is the standard risk assessment used by its members on customer sites to ensure that major hazards faced by the driver are being correctly addressed for bulk deliveries.

 

MPA05/09/2019
Customer Site Safety - Bagged Cement Delivery - 3rd Edition

Deliveries of cement to customer sites occur on a frequent basis. In some instances customers may receive numerous loads on any given day. Following a series of customer site incidents and near misses, MPA Cement has updated the standard risk assessment used by its members on customer sites to ensure that major hazards faced by the driver are being correctly addressed. This document concentrates on a relatively narrow set of health and safety criteria specific to bagged cement delivery that should be considered as part of a customer’s overall risk assessment.

MPA05/09/2019
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00035Theft of Brendon Pressure Washer13/07/2015BerkshireRuralOther
00034Damaged Security Gates05/05/2015OxfordshireRuralOther
00030Fuel Theft19/05/2014OxfordshireRuralFuel
00029Electric cable theft14/02/2014Kinross-shireRuralCable
00028Fuel Theft07/02/2014SelkirkshireRuralFuel