The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is calling for entries to the 2022 Health and Safety Awards which are launched today. Entries are welcomed from MPA Members and those working closely with them. Watch the video to find out more.
Organisations working within the supply chain of the mineral products industry are encouraged to submit an entry to one or more of the 8 Topic Awards. Introduced last year, the 8 Topics Awards have been designed to cover the different stages and activities within the lifecycle of the value-added products and services provided by the mineral products industry: from the quarry face, processing, and manufacturing through to delivery at the customer’s site, a construction site or on highway.
The simple to complete entry forms and briefing notes can be downloaded from the Safequarry website.
The new categories build on the success of the long established and highly acclaimed MPA Health and Safety Awards. Over the years, they have played a pivotal role in preventing serious injuries and fatalities within the mineral products industry. The awards enable the industry to learn about and share the innovations and good practice that improve health, safety, and wellbeing in the workplace. Many of the entries highlighted in the awards from previous years have now been widely adopted across the mineral products industry.
Nigel Jackson, MPA Chief Executive said: “Over the last two years, we have updated the Health and Safety Award Scheme to make it easier for companies to submit their entries and encourage even greater participation.
“The sharing of knowledge about the good practices and innovations will help us all to make our industry a safer and healthier place for everyone. It is also important to recognise the outstanding performance that individuals and organisations have made on our journey towards ‘Vision Zero’.
“I would urge you to share your achievements in health and safety by entering the awards – we are all Safer by Sharing’.”
The awards include the following categories:
- 8 Topic Awards – recognising health & safety innovations at different stages of activity within the production and distribution of mineral products – Open to all.
- ‘The Fatal 6’ Award – recognising an exceptional innovation or good practice to eliminate a high consequence hazard associated with ‘The Fatal 6’ by an MPA member.
- The Eurobitume Award – recognising an exceptional innovation or good practice involving bitumen/asphalt or contract surfacing by an MPA member.
- John Crabbe Award – for a MPA member with over 250 employees which has achieved an outstanding performance in health & safety.
- Sir Frank Davies Award – for a MPA member with 250 or fewer employees which has achieved an outstanding performance in health & safety.
- Young Leader Award – for an MPA member wanting to recognise the leadership or outstanding contribution shown by an individual/s aged under 30, in driving forward changes in their organisation to make it a safer and healthier place to work.
- Individual Awards – for an MPA member wanting to recognise the contribution made by an individual/s in making their organisation a safer and healthier place to work.
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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 merger of British Precast, and affiliation of 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 2018, the industry supplied £16 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 £172 billion in 2018. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the country’s largest manufacturing sectors.
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