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20 May 2020

MPA Launches New Guidance Document and Posters to Help Members Adapt to COVID-19

Completing the suite of documents and resources aimed at supporting members, Mineral Products Association (MPA) is now launching its ‘Covid-19 Operational Guidance’ document, together with a series of posters to assist members to get their locations COVID secure.

Covid-19 Operational Guidance
A more detailed publication aimed at Directors and Managers, this provides guidance on operating safely during the Covid-19 pandemic and provides links to shared members’ resources and important sources of information and updates, including from Government and non-Government organisations. It complements the MPA Managers and Employees pocket guides that were launched last week.

Site Posters
Designed for download and use around operations, two types of poster are available. Firstly, a series based around the MPA’s ’10 Rules of Engagement’ and employing the same graphics as in the Manager and Employees pocket guides. These are available in two forms, one with a cartoon and the key message or another with the cartoon, key message and additional information. Secondly a series giving clear graphical instructions which can be used in addition to signage.

All documents are available on Safequarry.com and Safeprecast.com under Covid-19 Updates, and will be regularly reviewed and updated as new guidance and information emerges.

Nigel Jackson, MPA Chief Executive said:

“This third Guidance document and accompanying posters completes our new package of resources produced to assist our members and the wider industry adapt to becoming Covid secure. The package, conceived, developed and published in around three weeks reflects the ‘can do’ attitude of our members who are determined to play their part in rebuilding business confidence and boosting activity levels as the recovery gains momentum. It is crucial that construction, manufacturing and other key sectors can secure the essential mineral products supplies they need to plan ahead with confidence and invest in the future. Government has said it is still committed to its plans to improve and expand our infrastructure throughout the UK particularly the Regions notwithstanding the impacts Covid is having on the economy and we support that”.

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Note to Editors:

A copy of the ‘Covid-19 Operational Guidance’ can be found here.

About the Mineral Products Association:

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With the affiliation of British Precast, the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, it has a growing membership of 530 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. It covers 100% of UK cement production, 90% of GB aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. In 2016, the industry supplied £18 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy. It is also the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £169 billion in 2018. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors. For more information visit: www.mineralproducts.org

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Clements at Elizabeth.Clements@mineralproducts.org ; tel: 07775 894 285.

   
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