The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has been urging all operators to check their fencing, signage, safety devices and security arrangements at both operational and non-operational sites prior to the start of the school half term.
Across the UK there are circa 5 fatalities per year in quarries involving members of the public, the majority of which are water related and occur in disused sites. These tragic statistics are a reminder of the importance of being vigilant at all sites your organisation is responsible for.
MPA have provided Guidelines on the Management of Public Safety. They highlight what is considered to be best practice in the management of public safety and other related issues and they complement an operators’ existing statutory duties.
There is also an emphasis on raising awareness of the dangers associated with swimming and other water related activities. The video below highlights the hazards that many people are unaware of that can change a day of apparently harmless fun into a dreadful tragedy that affects everyone involved for the rest of their lives.
For more information visit the MPA website