This audit tool is a development of an earlier MPA system but has been upgraded with improved functionality and updated to reflect current good practice. The programme automatically generates a report that identifies areas where some action may be required or where operators may need to seek external specialist advice. The system provides the user with a prioritised list based on traffic light colour codes. The MPA self-audit tool is free and easy to use.
Chris Leese, Chair and Special Advisor – MPA UK Concrete and Special Advisor - Health & Safety, said: “The audit tool has been developed by MPA in response to member’s request for a system that will enable them to quickly check that they are operating a safe working environment that complies with regulatory requirements. It is suitable for use at sites involved in the manufacture or production across the whole range of mineral products supported by MPA.
It has been designed so that a user can undertake a review of all the key areas that need to be considered when assessing the effectiveness of their health and safety procedures and policies.”
The free audit programme can be downloaded from Safequarry.com. It has been developed by MPA and other safety specialists with extensive experience in the mineral products industry. For further information, contact Tony Entwistle at the MPA.
The audit tool is one of the Vision Zero initiatives from MPA to help facilitate compliance and a high standard of implementing health and safety policies and procedures.