Here you will find just a small selection of our Health & Safety publications. Many more resources are available on Safequarry.com and are freely downloadable.
The Guide includes the best entries from the 2019 Health and Safety Awards and links to the short videos of the winners and runners up. The Guide also highlights those entries where the application of a new process, system or investment has helped to mitigate one of the 6 high consequence hazards in the Mineral Products Industry that have been identified as being responsible for 94% of the fatalities within the industry – ‘The Fatal 6’.
The Guide includes the best entries from the 2018 Health and Safety Awards and links to the short videos of the winners and runners up.
Work and other personal issues can have a detrimental impact on many people’s lives. This may be experienced as feelings of isolation, anxiety, financial insecurity, emotional issues within your family, concerns about the future or changes in one’s ability to enjoy the company of friends and other forms of relaxation. These pressures can lead to mental health and wellbeing issues which can be experienced by anybody; males and females, young and old, staff at all levels within an organisation.
MPA member companies are keen to ensure that managers, supervisors and others have the basic information that will help them to recognise behaviour that may indicate that one of their colleagues is experiencing mental health or wellbeing issues and to outline how they may be able to support them.
This document has been prepared by the MPA and Reece Safety to Share Best Practice and to raise awareness of the subject 'LOTOTO' to help guide the industry to a safer working environment. In this document you will also find also find product information to safe guard the workforce.
Contact with moving machinery and isolation (including stored energy) has been identified by MPA's Health & Safety Committee as one of 'The Fatal 6' high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities over the last decade. By developing industry best practice and guidance, raising awareness using a variety of media, developing useable tools for reducing risk and doing all those exceptionally well with an uncompromising approach, the Health & Safety Committee believe that we could potentially reduce up to 75% of our most serious health and safety incidents.
Pan mixers are widely used within the industry and this machinery can present a clear risk of serious injury, particularly during cleaning operations which are a regular requirement. MPA has therefore produced this guide for managers and operatives which provides information on the nature of the health and safety hazards which can arise during cleaning operations and the ways in which these can be eliminated or reduced by good design, automation and safe working practices.
The comprehensive ‘Driver’s Handbook’ has been developed by members as a tool for drivers to help them understand and manage the risks that they face and can create when driving and operating vehicles for work. It is hoped that it will help them make safer choices about the way they drive and behave around vehicles.
This handbook has been jointly developed by the members of the MPA, Transport Committee and Health and Safety Committee, as a tool for drivers of cars and vans to help them understand and manage the risks that they face and create when driving and operating vehicles for work. It will help people make safer choices about the way they drive and behave around vehicles.
A 147 page, A5 handbook, designed to assist supervisors and managers on site and support other industry technical guidance. Follows the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle. The narrative and practical examples have been taken from materials that were received from MPA members, both large and small, after a request to share best practice on this subject.
A 23 page, A6 pocketbook, designed for operatives and site personnel, this document describes the variety of traffic, vehicle and pedestrian management plans which when followed appropriately ensure that sites can work safely. It has been prepared to raise awareness of the subject and to help guide the industry towards a safer working environment.
This guidance is aimed at helping to deliver members’ Zero Harm commitments for their asphalt- laying operations. The principles and detail in the guidance are recommended for adoption by road owners, operators, main contractors and surfacing teams seeking to make highways construction and maintenance sites safer.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.