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14 October 2020

MPA continues to support industry to Stay COVID-19 Alert and Secure

With COVID-19 levels rising across the UK, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) recognises the importance of maintaining the health and safety disciplines that will be essential to keep everyone Covid secure and safe and healthy at work. To assist members with the on-going need to remind all employees of these disciplines, MPA has produced some additional posters to help reinforce the key messages. Developing on the theme used in MPA’s ‘10 Rules of Engagement’, the posters remind individuals to ‘Stay COVID-19 Alert’.

The four new posters use the following (images used):

  • An allusion to the ‘Game of Thrones’ – “Winter is coming”
  • The Government’s campaign slogan “Hands, Face, Space”
  • The gambling theme originally used in the LOTOTO posters
  • The ‘Rules of Engagement’

The posters can be downloaded free of charge from Safequarry.com.

The earlier Managers and Employees COVID-19 Guides can also be downloaded from Safequarry.com.

MPA Chief Executive Nigel Jackson said ‘the mineral products sector is recognised by Government as being essential in its own right and as such it is incumbent upon the industry that it makes every effort to be and stay Covid secure for the foreseeable future. We must assume that we will need to stay alert with Covid in our lives well into next year and learn to adapt to ensure businesses can continue to operate whilst protecting vital jobs. Without our products Government will struggle to deliver its ambitions for infrastructure and housing delivery.’

For more information, contact Tony Entwistle, MPA Health & Safety Manager at tony.entwistle@mineralproducts.org.

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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 520 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 and lime 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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