News

Please see below the latest items that have been published on the Safequarry website. For convenience they have been sorted in tables based on the nature of the content.

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Latest best practice
TitleActivityType of LocationYearPrize
AG’s ‘Good Catch’ scheme: Empowering workers to proactively create a safer working environmentWorker InvolvementCompany-wide2019 False
Arc flash safety initiatives - RUNNER UPMaintenance & HousekeepingCement plant2019 False
Bottom opening skipProduction and ProcessingConcrete products plant2019 False
Bulk bag splitting hopperManual handling and storage 2019 False
Contractor management & active supervision - WINNERContractor Safety managementQuarry2019 True
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Incident alerts
Incident No.TitleDateType of LocationActivity
03594Fatal 5 - Two incidents involving the delivery of concrete06/07/2021Construction/delivery siteLifting
03593Importance of the correct eye PPE 30/06/2021Aggregate DredgerMaintenance & Housekeeping
03592Fatal 6 – General alert on potential hazard to road users created by rocks trapped between tipper’s tyres15/06/2021On-HighwayTransport / Delivery
03590Finger cut with grinder - BMAPA Alert07/04/2021Aggregate DredgerSSOW
03589Fatal 3 - Fall whilst descending a ladder resulting in a fractured leg02/03/2021Cement plantAccess & Egress & Working at Height
Hot topics
TitleShort DescriptionSourceDate
HSE issue new Driving and riding safety for work webpages

HSE and the Department for Transport have worked with stakeholders to create new ‘Driving and riding safely for work’ webpages.

There is clear, simple guidance:

  • for employers and those who engage drivers and riders on how to make sure the journey, driver and vehicle are safe
  • for workers and those who drive and ride for work on their responsibilities 
HSE13/09/2021
COVID 19 - MPA recommendations to members and HSE comments

MPA has issued a Direct to its members with recommendations on the continuing use of  COVID 19 protective measures following the Government changes introduced on the 19th July.

In a separate discussion with MPA, the HSE have highlighted the following points

  • Nothing changes - employers are expected to maintain Covid 19 control measures in the workplace.
  • We are still in a pandemic, not an endemic (e.g. seasonal flu)
  • People can make choices socially but the workplace is different – workers still need to be protected in the workplace
  • Double vaccination is not seen as a control measure as its effectiveness against variants and over the longer term are unknown
  • The five main elements for control are:
    • Social distancing
    • Reducing social contacts (physical barriers/cohorts etc.)
    • Surface cleaning
    • Hygiene (washrooms etc)
    • Ventilation
  • HSE will continue to inspect and enforce on Covid safety, using the Management Regulations and HSWA as a basis
  • Employers need to maintain, review and update Covid risk assessments which should identify appropriate controls and reference the guidance
  • BEIS website is useful source of information https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19

 

 

MPA19/07/2021
Stihl TS410 and TS420 Disc Cutter RecallPlease see the product recall from Stihl that has been shared by Hanson 01/07/2021
Angle grinder chainsaw disc attachment - Warning from Office for Product Safety Standards

OPSS has issued a Safety Alert for a chainsaw disc attachment that has been incorrectly sold for use with angle grinders. Please follow link for more information disc attachment

 

 01/07/2021
COVID 19 - BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) document on ventilation

Good ventilation is one of the main measures recommended to control Covid-19 and reduce the risk of transmission within enclosed spaces. The British Occupational Hygiene Society has produced this helpful FAQ document  which provides information on general ventilation and mechanical ventilation and the factors which can improve or reduce effectiveness.

BOHS21/06/2021
Theft alerts
Incident No.TitleDateCountyLocationWhat stolen
00001Bulldozer theft22/03/2012EssexRuralMobile Plant