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Health & Safety

02 March 2009 | Health & Safety
A personal view by Roy Bush, HSE HM Inspector of QuarriesThis is not a perfect world, as you may have noticed. But if it were, how would you approach the economic downturn in the quarrying industry?...
Tagged in: HSE
02 March 2009 | Health & Safety
The British Aggregates Association’s site assessment schemeIn June 2007 the British Aggregates Association (BAA) launched its scheme for assessing operating standards in quarries following the...
Tagged in: BAA
02 March 2009 | Health & Safety
QPA Health & Safety Scheme opens its doors to all‘There are certain things that, inherently, trade associations can do better than individual companies – presenting the ‘bigger...
Tagged in: QPA
05 January 2009 | Health & Safety
Over the last decade, air filtration requirements in the quarrying and asphalt industry have become ever more demanding, which means operators have to constantly review both the health and safety as...
03 November 2008 | Health & Safety
With substantial plant operating on open-plan worksites, and aggravating factors such as noise and dust, the quarry industry needs to be especially rigorous in managing the risks of reversing plant...
03 November 2008 | Health & Safety
Supplying plant that is inherently safe – as standardBy Martin Isles, chairman of the UEPG Health and Safety Committee, Brussels, and director of health and safety with the QPAWidespread attention is...
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...
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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...
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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...
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