Safer by Competence

Zero Harm is the overarching health and safety priority for the precast concrete industry.

In its sector-leading drive to help achieve Zero Harm, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) has devised an ambitious ‘Safer by Competence’ policy to deliver demonstrable personal competence across the high proportion of industry represented by the Association. The campaign comprises a series of targets encompassing employees and contractors across all products and services, including those within the remit of British Precast.

‘Safer by Competence’ sets out routes to meeting National Occupational Standards relevant to job functions, with a range of targets applicable to all in operational employment.


Health & Safety News

SHAD 2017

27 Mar 2017

Huge thanks to Forterra Building Products for hosting our latest SHAD. Delegates participated at all six learning stations: risk perception, safe manual handling, dust, drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace, noise and vibration, and cancer awareness.

Minimising Fire Risk

18 Oct 2016

Meeting Building Regulations is not enough to minimise fire risk. Regulations do not cover property safety nor construction stage. Construction stage fire safety is the remit of the HSE.

The HSE say: “All those making design and procurement decisions that significantly affect fire risk should consider and reduce the risk and consequences of fire during the construction phase through DESIGN.” (HSE emphasis).

To do this, choose non combustible materials: choose precast and masonry. Read more.