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Health & Safety

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.

Vision Zero

Employee guide to Vision Zero

Clear, Simple, Smart

Vision Zero is built around eliminating the causes of ‘The Fatal 6’. These are the high consequence hazards that analysis has shown are responsible for the majority of the fatalities, serious injuries and long term ill health in the industry. The strategy is to focus on these hazards in the work environment and, through a wide range of measures, achieve zero serious incidents or fatalities associated with ‘The Fatal 6’ by 2025.

Published: 2021

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Pocket Card – Aide Memoire

An A6 sized pocket card has been added to the MPA toolkit of resources available to help members promote Vision Zero within their organisations. 

Published: 2021

For more Vision Zero resources, visit Safequarry.com.

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Public Safety

Guidelines for the management of public safety on MPA Member's operational and non operational sites

These guidelines have been prepared in consultation with MPA member companies. They provide guidance on good practice in the management of public safety and are complimentary to the existing statutory requirements.

Published: 2022

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'The Fatal 6'

Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation

MPA Guide to Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation

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.

Published: 2019

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MPA Guide to Energy Isolation and LOTOTO

(Lock-out - Tag-out - Try-out)

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.

Published: 2019

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MPA Guide to Cleaning Concrete Pan Mixers

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.

Published: 2021

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Workplace Transport and Pedestrian Interface

Workplace Transport & Pedestrian Interface Handbook

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.

Published: 2020

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Employees Best Practice Vehicle and Pedestrian Segregation Pocketbook

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. 

Published: 2020

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Work at Height

Guide to Safe Working at Height

This handbook has been produced to outline how the potential hazards associated with work at height activities can be either eliminated or mitigated. Based on the hierarchy of control, the handbook provides ‘clear, simple and smart’ guidance for those managing Work at Height.

Published: 2022

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Working at Height Safely - Employee Guide

All workplace falls from height are avoidable and you have the ability to stop an accident before it occurs. This clear, simple, smart booklet provides advice for employees on how they can avoid danger and keep themselves and their colleagues safe by applying the hierarchy of control for all work at height activities.

Published: 2022

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Struck by Moving or Falling Object

Guidance for prevention of storage silo overpressurisation during road tanker deliveries of non-explosive powders

Hycontrol, in conjunction with the MPA, has produced this guide to provide information on silo pressurisation and outline how to eliminate or reduce risks by providing appropriate monitoring and detection systems, regular checks and maintenance and safe working practices.

Published: 2022

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Road Traffic Accidents

MPA Driver's Handbook

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.

Published: 2021

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MPA Company Car and Van Handbook

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.

Published: 2018

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Contract Surfacing

Contract Surfacing Operational Guidance

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.

Published: 2020

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Sharing Good Practice

Sharing Good Practice 2021/22

Ways to Make Your Workplace Healthier and Safer - Eliminating ‘the Fatal 6’

This guide is a compilation of the winning, finalist and highly commended entries from the MPA Health
and Safety Awards 2021.

They outline the solutions that MPA companies, contractors and suppliers have applied to minimise and, where possible, eliminate health and safety risks arising from their daily operations across all sectors of mineral products industry.

Published: 2022

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Sharing Good Practice 2019/20

Ways to make your workplace healthier and safer

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’.

Published: 2020

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Sharing Good Practice 2018/19

Ways to make your workplace healthier and safer

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.

Published: 2019

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Sharing Good Practice 2017/18

Ways to make your workplace healthier and safer

This Guide summarises the best ideas and innovations from the MPA’s Health and Safety Awards 2017.

Published: 2018

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Employees - Recognising and Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing Issues

Your mental health and wellbeing

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.

Published: 2020

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Managers - Recognising and Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing Issues

Managing your own and a colleague’s mental health and wellbeing

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.

Published: 2020

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