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‘Vision Zero’ – ‘Safe & Well Everyday’ is the foundation for MPA’s reinvigorated health & safety plan until 2025.
The importance of a collaborative approach to health and safety is recognised across the Mineral Products Industry. This is reflected in organisations such as the Mineral Products Association (MPA), the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC), the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC), the British Aggregates Association (BAA), and the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) working together in a Strategic Safety Forum that facilitates initiatives and complementary activities that will help make our industry safer for all.
The latest innovations and good practices helping to keep workers in the UK mineral products industry safe and well have been showcased in today’s MPA Health & Safety Awards & Conference.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has relaunched a health and safety self-audit tool as a key part of MPA’s Safer by Association initiative which provides support to SME’s. It is based on a simple scoring system, which can be used by anyone with a good, basic knowledge of health and safety.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is urging its members and others in the mineral products sector to actively support the new #RespectTheWater campaign which was launched this week by the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) on the UN’s World Drowning Prevention Day.
In the drive to deliver Vision Zero, MPA's Health & Safety Committee has identified Working at Height as one of 'The Fatal 6'; the high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities and serious injuries and incidents within the industry over the last decade.
‘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).
The #RespectTheWater campaign is the first ever multi-agency campaign of this nature, involving organisations such as RNLI, RLSS, RoSPA, HM Coastguard, Fire and Rescue Service, MPA and many more.
MPA’s Stay Safe campaign is an on-going campaign run on behalf of our members to prevent members of the public being killed or injured in quarries and related sites due to venturing in uninvited.
Resources to help promote a better understanding of the safety issues associated with quarries. They are designed for use with younger children and children.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries.
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