MPA offers a range of resources designed to be used with teenagers and younger children. They can be downloaded free of charge and some are available in hard copy. To find out more, please contact Elizabeth Clements.
The impact of cold water and other hazards can put even strong swimmers at risk.
Remember that warning signs and fencing are there to protect you.
Please choose to enjoy water based activities where it is safe to do so.
If you’re struggling in the water ...
Tilt your head back with ears submerged
Relax and move your hands to help you stay afloat
Remember it. Share it.
FLOAT TO LIVE
Please only enjoy water based activities where it is safe to do so.
Reverse provides 5 tips to keep you safe around water.
The water temperature in quarry lakes significantly affects your ability to swim.
Reverse summarises the impact of cold water shock and how cold impacts on one’s ability to swim.
Reverse gives 10 reasons why water in active and former quarries can be dangerous.
Please remember that warning signs are there to protect you.
Reverse outlines why you should never jump into water unless you have checked it is safe to do so.
Leaflet that explains cold water shock and other hazards in quarry lakes – graphic image of drowning teenager on front.
A quarry lake can look very inviting on a hot summer’s day but can be a killer. 8 people drowned in disused quarry lakes in 2018. This poster explains cold water shock and other hazards in quarry lakes – graphic image of drowning teenager on front.
Key messages for teenagers based on Jay Harris and Ryan Walker who died in quarry accidents in 2009.
Short colourful leaflet encouraging children to identify the dangers in a sand and gravel quarry through activity. The leaflets include a wordsearch and spot-the-danger picture. Suggestions for further activities also included.
Short colourful leaflet encouraging children to identify the dangers in a hard rock quarry through activity. The leaflets include a wordsearch and spot-the-danger picture. Suggestions for further activities also included.
Card with Charlie Crow says 'stay safe, stay out of quarries' on front and spot the hazards competition on back.
Card with Charlie Crow and competition to identify quarry warning signs – answers on back.
Charlie Crow stickers are available free from David Yelland
We have also teamed up with Fun Kids Radio, the national children's digital radio station in the United Kingdom (plus web and mobile) to broadcast daily quarry warning messages to its listeners and sponsor a competition. Visit the Fun Kids website for more information and Charlie Crow's quarry safety podcasts and videos, please share with friends and family.
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The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries.
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