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
Latest toolbox talks
Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
02568Failure to detect dangerous gas/vapour due to incorrect specification of sample tube16/09/2020OtherMaintenance & Housekeeping
02567Uncontrolled spill of hot bitumen 25/08/2020Asphalt/Coating plantManual handling and storage
02566Near Miss - Falling Object12/08/2020Asphalt/Coating plantMaintenance & Housekeeping
02565Contractor Severs Fingers on Conveyor Belt25/06/2020OtherMaintenance & Housekeeping
02564Finger dislocation on induction tour - BMAPA alert17/06/2020Aggregate DredgerMarine Operations
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
COVID-19 - Action Cards to communicate COVID-19 early outbreak management information

Downloadable cards provide advice to individuals that own, manage or are responsible for a specific business or organisation within the community on how to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak by;

  • Identifying an outbreak of COVID-19 (one or more confirmed case depending on the business or organisation)
  • Reporting the outbreak to your local health protection team
  • Working with your local health protection team to respond

Each situation has an individual Action Card which provides specific COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management Information for that location. The Action Cards are designed to be printed or downloaded to keep on-hand in your business or organisation. (Please note these assets are cleared for use in England only.)

PHE11/09/2020
Product Warning - 3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (ANSI Versions)3M™ Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of 3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (with galvanized or stainless-steel lifelines) produced between October 14, 2019 and February 25, 2020. This manufacturing issue could result in the SRL not engaging properly 10/09/2020
Stay Safe

With the forecast hot weather many people will be seeking to cool off at the coast. Others may be tempted to visit inland water near where they live such as a local reservoir or quarry lake. The water may look very inviting to them but conceal a range of hazards they are not aware of. 

Please remember to check warning signs, fencing and other safety measures at the quarry sites you are responsible for, particularly if they have lakes or water filled voids.

Please also share with your employees and colleagues this video. Ask them to share with their friends and family - it could be a life saver. It explains a simple technique anyone can use if they suddenly find themselves in trouble in water.

RNLI's video 'Float to Live' video  

 06/08/2020
COVID 19 - STAY SAFE - STAY ALERT - STAY OPERATIONAL

 

REMEMBER THE SIMPLE MEASURES THAT WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES SAFE FROM COVID 19

The increased amount of travel and social interaction which is now permitted, presents much greater opportunity to contract and transmit Coronavirus and the gains achieved during lockdown could easily be lost. Recent press reports suggest that numbers of cases are increasing and a second wave may already be occurring, with some very localised spikes in businesses and towns.

It is essential that organisations and individuals remain vigilant. The basic control measures (social distancing, good hygiene etc.) that were identified at the outset continue to be relevant and effective.

Members are therefore advised to:

  • Ensure their workplaces remain COVID safe
  • Review and if necessary supplement the control measures in place
  • Conduct regular audits and inspections of the COVID measures
  • Monitor compliance with site COVID rules
  • Provide regular and frequent refresher toolbox talks to maintain awareness and reinforce the message
  • Having contingency measures in place that will ensure that further site shutdowns can be implemented quickly and safely if this becomes necessary.

The MPA’s ‘Ten Rules of Engagement’ are as applicable now as much as ever…

Please go to the COVID 19 section of Safequarry if you want to download any of the free posters.

 

MPA05/08/2020
Rollover of tipper

The rollover of a tipper in the Midlands this week reinforces the importance of ensuring that drivers and operators understand how to prevent these incidents. CEMEX has produced a video on rollover prevention, this topic is also covered in MPA's Driver's Handbook.

View CEMEX Video

CEMEX24/07/2020
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