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21 Jun 2022

MPA brings Vision Zero to Hillhead

‘Vision Zero’ the foundation for MPA’s Health & Safety plan until 2025, provides this year’s focus for the Mineral Products Association (MPA) stand (PB 19 in the main pavilion).

MPA’s Health & Safety specialists - Health & Safety Manager, Tony Entwistle and Special Advisors Chris Leese and, newly joined former HSE Chief Inspector of Quarries, Colin Mew, are on-hand to welcome stand visitors.

They are able to explain ‘Vision Zero’, and the strategy to focus on ‘The Fatal 6’, the high potential hazards responsible for most of the fatalities and serious injuries in our industry.

 Also, to outline how the MPA’s ‘Safer by …’ initiatives and resources will play an integral part in helping members deliver the goals outlined in Vision Zero. Helping to ensure that everyone goes home safe and well everyday.

A range of easily deployable resources are available free of charge from the MPA stand including:

  • The newly launched MPA Sharing good practice 2021/22. Summarises the winning innovations and developments from the MPA Health and Safety Awards 2021
  • MPA Health and Safety Member Support’. This explains the range of initiatives being delivered by MPA which support Vision Zero.
  • Many other publications on how to help organisations eliminate or mitigate hazards associated with the ‘The Fatal 6’, including on Isolation, Workplace Transport Interface and Working from Height.   
  • Managing the Health and Wellbeing of employees.

Chris Leese said: “Using ‘guiding principles’ and consistent messaging we have been working in collaboration with other industry bodies to provide members with the resources to help improve on site behaviours and safety practices as part of MPA’s mission to eliminate ‘The Fatal 6’ incidents from operations. Please come and review what is available to help make you and your colleagues safer and healthier at work.

The team would welcome the opportunity to meet with members and anyone else within the industry who would like to discuss any health and safety issues with us – we are all ‘Safer by Sharing’.”          


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), the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, the Cement Admixtures Assocation (CAA), CONSTRUCT, Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA), 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 largest manufacturing sectors.

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