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
AG’s ‘Good Catch’ scheme: Empowering workers to proactively create a safer working environmentWorker InvolvementCompany-wide2019 False
Arc flash safety initiatives - RUNNER UPMaintenance & HousekeepingCement plant2019 False
Batch heater barrel upgradeMaintenance & HousekeepingAsphalt/Coating plant2019 False
Bespoke moveable stop signsWorker InvolvementQuarry2019 False
Bottom opening skipProduction and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 False
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03596Vessel grounding HiPo - BMAPA Alert19/07/2021Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
03595Fatal 1 - Lorry driver near miss - Head stuck under tipper body08/07/2021Construction/delivery siteTransport / Delivery
03594Fatal 5 - Two incidents involving the delivery of concrete06/07/2021Construction/delivery siteLifting
03593Importance of the correct eye PPE 30/06/2021Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
03592Fatal 6 – General alert on potential hazard to road users created by rocks trapped between tipper’s tyres15/06/2021On-HighwayTransport / Delivery
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
COVID 19 - MPA recommendations to members and HSE comments

MPA has issued a Direct to its members with recommendations on the continuing use of  COVID 19 protective measures following the Government changes introduced on the 19th July.

In a separate discussion with MPA, the HSE have highlighted the following points

  • Nothing changes - employers are expected to maintain Covid 19 control measures in the workplace.
  • We are still in a pandemic, not an endemic (e.g. seasonal flu)
  • People can make choices socially but the workplace is different – workers still need to be protected in the workplace
  • Double vaccination is not seen as a control measure as its effectiveness against variants and over the longer term are unknown
  • The five main elements for control are:
    • Social distancing
    • Reducing social contacts (physical barriers/cohorts etc.)
    • Surface cleaning
    • Hygiene (washrooms etc)
    • Ventilation
  • HSE will continue to inspect and enforce on Covid safety, using the Management Regulations and HSWA as a basis
  • Employers need to maintain, review and update Covid risk assessments which should identify appropriate controls and reference the guidance
  • BEIS website is useful source of information https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19

 

 

MPA19/07/2021
Stihl TS410 and TS420 Disc Cutter RecallPlease see the product recall from Stihl that has been shared by Hanson 01/07/2021
Angle grinder chainsaw disc attachment - Warning from Office for Product Safety Standards

OPSS has issued a Safety Alert for a chainsaw disc attachment that has been incorrectly sold for use with angle grinders. Please follow link for more information disc attachment

 

 01/07/2021
COVID 19 - BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) document on ventilation

Good ventilation is one of the main measures recommended to control Covid-19 and reduce the risk of transmission within enclosed spaces. The British Occupational Hygiene Society has produced this helpful FAQ document  which provides information on general ventilation and mechanical ventilation and the factors which can improve or reduce effectiveness.

BOHS21/06/2021
Preventon of rollovers - IRTE Guidance - May 2021

IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), is one of the most respected names in UK transport, and has always been recognised as an impartial voice of industry.

They have produced a guide on the prevention of rollovers with support of Aggregate Industries, CEMEX, Hanson and TJ TRansport

Vehicles with a particularly high centre of gravity, for example concrete mixers, and those with reduced rigidity such as articulated vehicles are more susceptible in certain conditions to rollover because of their design configuration, shape and load position.

Please share this document.

 

 

IRTE25/05/2021
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