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 SafetyQuarry2018 False
5+2 Campaign – Safety zone blue lights and other enhancementsPedestrian safetyOn-Highway2017 True
Action cam videoMaintenance & HousekeepingQuarry2017 False
Aggregate overflow cut off device Production and ProcessingAsphalt/Coating plant2017 False
Aim for Excellence campaignBehavioural SafetyCompany-wide2017 True
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01506Drivers falling whilst exiting or entering their cabs05/04/2019TransportAccess & Egress & Working at Height
01509Fatal 6 – Employee enters hopper without PTW or Isolating19/03/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
01505Confined Space - Serious Near Hit19/02/2019Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
01502Stressed 12.5 mm. strand slipping - Use and maintenance of barrels and wedges10/01/2019Concrete productsProduction and Processing
01501Fatal 6 – Operator hit by moving rail mounted machinery09/01/2019Concrete productsProduction and Processing
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
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.

MPA10/04/2019
Still time to enter MPAs Health and Safety AwardsThe 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.MPA08/04/2019
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

MPA26/03/2019
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
MPA18/02/2019
Drivers Handbook - November 2018

MPA has updated the Drivers Handbook,

The purpose of the Driver’s Handbook is to make LGV drivers aware of the risks that they may face or create while driving and operating vehicles and typically understanding how to manage the risks. The handbook outlines what is required of a driver in terms of his or her, vehicle, journey and driving behaviours. In addition it deals with emergency situations and gives practical advice on what to
do to help keep you safe from avoidable harm.


This handbook will help you work with your employer to avoid preventable incidents and injuries to yourself and other people when driving for work. It should be used with your employer’s driving for work policies and procedures.

MPA08/02/2019
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