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Health & Safety

16 October 2008 | Health & Safety
Many organisations have excellent procedures for examining the causes of accidents and incidents and implement appropriate risk control strategies and this is of paramount. But what do they do to...
01 July 2008 | Health & Safety
Even Punch and Judy men are getting risk assessments today. So to continue the theme started by Bryson above, MQR’s regular Health Authority Colin Nottage offers firms advice on how to say...
09 May 2008 | Health & Safety
Falls from height are the most common cause of workplace fatalities in the UK. MQR columnist and former Hanson H&S expert Colin Nottage offers guidance on how to reduce incidents each...
01 April 2008 | Health & Safety
Writing exclusively for MQR Magazine, Martin Isles, QPA director of health and safety, charges the HSE with failing adequately to support quarry firms’ desires to reach target zero and calls on...
Tagged in: QPAHSETarget Zero
01 April 2008 | Health & Safety
Falls from height are the most common cause of workplace fatalities in the UK. In this issue, MQR colomnist and former Hanson H&S expert Colin Nottage offers guidance on how to reduce incidents...
03 December 2007 | Health & Safety
Martin Isles gives an insight into the scheme and this year’s winnersThe QPA’s evergreen Health & Safety Awards Scheme culminated its 32nd year on 19 October 2007, with the welcome sponsorship of...
Tagged in: QPA
01 October 2007 | Health & Safety
The quarrying industry must demonstrate its credentials, says the Quarry Products Association, if European Agreement is to be seen to work. Martin Isles, the QPA’s health & safety director, and...
03 September 2007 | Health & Safety
Managing the risk of falls from vehiclesBy Helen Turner, Health and Safety ExecutiveHistorically, mobile plant and other vehicles have been the main source of accidents in the quarrying industry. The...
Tagged in: HSE
01 August 2007 | Health & Safety
The British Aggregates Association (BAA) has also been invited to the table to discuss the future integration of aggregate related industries. However, it seems doubtful it will be in favour of any...
Tagged in: BAA
01 August 2007 | Health & Safety
The quarry industry has reduced the number of RIDDOR reportable incidents at work dramatically. But the second part of the journey is always the hardest. Part way into the new 50% reduction target...
Tagged in: HSETarget Zero
03 April 2007 | Health & Safety
Historically, mobile plant and other vehicles have been the main source of accidents in the quarrying industry. The high number of movements on site each day, coupled with the nature of the mobile...
Tagged in: HSE
01 March 2007 | Health & Safety
The missing link in health and safety management?By Helen Turner, HSEWorker involvement is the term the HSE uses to describe the ways in which workers are encouraged to take part in making decisions...
Tagged in: HSE
01 March 2006 | Health & Safety
Over the past two years Midlands-based Fork Truck Control Ltd (FTC), specialists in innovative health and safety solutions, have been working on a project to tackle accidents involving workplace...
Tagged in: Fork Truck Control
01 March 2006 | Health & Safety
Life after the Hard TargetBy Helen Turner, HSE Manufacturing Sector – Quarries GroupThe success of the Hard Target (as reported in the January issue of QM) was a tremendous achievement, and due to...
Tagged in: HSETarget Zero
03 October 2005 | Health & Safety
The dangers associated with conveyors, the standards that relate to guarding and the best approach for adequately and cost-effectively safeguarding conveyors without affecting productivityConveyors...

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