|MPA''s Health and Safety Awards 2019|
Videos of the winning best practice entries and runners up, the opening stings and the major award winners are now available to view on the MPA's YouTube channel.
Please share these innovative health and safety initiatives with your colleagues.
Please view the new Drivers Handbook.
The handbook is designed to recognise the professionalism and work of our fleets and is a tool for working drivers to help them understand and manage the risks that they face and create when driving and operating vehicles for work.
The handbook captures the Best Practice from MPA's membership.
|Guide to energy isolation and LOTOTO - (Lock-out - Tag-out - Try-out)|
The industry operates equipment that has the potential to cause harm if not operated or isolated correctly.
We have learnt from incidents within the industry, the critical importance of giving employees and contractors as much information and guidance on the risks involved when operating heavy machinery and a better understanding of the different types of energy they need to be protected against.
This document will describe LOTOTO (Lock-Out – Tag-Out – Try-Out), the process for isolating equipment to ensure that maintenance and cleaning can be undertaken safely.
Prepared by the MPA and Reece Safety, this document shares best practice and will help to raise awareness of ‘LOTOTO’ and to guide the industry to the achievement of a safer working environment. In this document you will also find also find product information to safe guard the workforce.
|Blocked bitumen delivery pipework – Potential solutions|
Reports by Eurobitume UK delivery drivers of blocked and partially blocked bitumen pipework at asphalt plants are increasing. Blocked pipelines are potentially very dangerous as the blockage can result in pressure retained in the pipework. This can result in a spray of hot bitumen when the delivery driver uncouples the flexible hose from the delivery flange.
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|Bitumen storage tanks - Planned preventative maintenance|
Reports by Eurobitume UK members have shown that, in the last 5 years, almost half of the 28 uncontrolled bitumen spills (and 80% of the 140 near misses reported in 2018), were due to storage tank, contents gauge, high level alarm (HLA) and pipework failures. Management of bitumen storage tanks and associated equipment and pipework is critical for safety and business continuity. Thus, an effective planned preventative maintenance schedule is vital.
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