The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published a guide, Avoiding Contact with Moving Machinery and Isolation, to assist supervisors and managers on site.
MPA’s Health & Safety Committee identified contact with moving machinery and isolation (including stored energy) as one of ‘The Fatal 6’ high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities over the last decade.
The Health & Safety Committee, supported by MPA’s board and council, believes that 75% of serious health and safety incidents can be reduced by consolidating industry best practice, raising awareness using a variety of media including apps and developing useable tools.
The 171-page A5 guide has been prepared by the MPA and it supports other industry technical guidance.
MPA says practical examples have been taken from the significant amount of materials that were received from members after a request to share best practice. The publication complements the pocket size ‘Guide to Energy Isolation and LOTOTO’ and accompanying posters and stickers that were widely distributed to members earlier this year.
Copies are available at cost plus p&p, at £5.50 + VAT each for MPA members, £6.50 + VAT each for non-members. Sample copies will be sent to nominated representatives and key committee members with an order form. The information will also be sent electronically.