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
Adjustable height sheeting platformAccess & Egress & Working at HeightAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Aircrete load security - void guardsReducing Occupational Road RiskConcrete products2018 True
Asphalt loadout door cradleMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Asphalt plant mixer shaft replacementMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2018 False
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
01526Flailing operation on hedgerow puts public at risk - near miss16/08/2019Contracting - On-highway Public safety
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
01522Fatal 6 - Operating close to, or under, suspended loads12/08/2019Concrete productsLifting
01521Operator sustains cement/lime burns cleaning mixer08/08/2019Concrete productsMaintenance & Housekeeping
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
MPA issues a hot weather alertMPA alert reminds operators of the importance of being diligent about public safety during the unusually hot weather and school holidays.MPA25/07/2019
FATAL 6 - Guide to Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and IsolationMPA 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.MPA25/07/2019
FATAL 6 - Guide to Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation

This 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.

MPA25/07/2019
Fatal 6 - Site energy isolation self audit - QNJAC - July 2019

The purpose of this document is to provide a structured framework to enable organisations to carry out self-audits of isolation procedures to prove their effectiveness as well as identifying weaknesses in the system that could lead to serious injury or loss of life. It is can be used and adapted by any organisation operating machinery that needs to be isolated from sources of power, typically for maintenance purposes.

QNJAC05/07/2019
Hot weather and water safety warningWith very warm weather forecast please check warning signs, fencing and other safety measures. MPA28/06/2019
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