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Health & Safety

At MQP the Health and Safety of our employees, contractors, visitors and the general public is a priority. Zero harm is at the top of the agenda from the board room to the shop floor.  We are proud of our safety record but are not complacent and recognise that having a safe working environment takes commitment, time and our constant attention.

To download our Sustainability Policy click here

In 2010 our efforts were recognised by the MPA when we were awarded the John Crabbe Trophy for Overall excellence in Health and Safety. Click here to read more.

All new employees have role specific induction programmes which incorporate extensive health and safety elements.  Employees are supplied with the following information booklets:

Basic rules leaflet
Managers Rules

Midland Quarry Products has a Safety, Health and Environmental committee. The committee is made up of various individuals from all areas of our business and aims to promote, uphold and encourage any employee, driver or contractor to THINK, ACT & STAY SAFE. Any person can report any issue whether it be concern about an unlit walkway, a loose drain cover or a broken chair.

Reports can be made to any SHE rep, anonymously in one of the comments boxes positioned at all locations across the company or alternatively emailed in.

The committee meets every six months to discuss all relevant issues and reports directly to the MQP Directors and SHE Manager. No issue is ever too big or small to address and it is important that every employee, driver and contractor within our organisation feels comfortable and safe whilst they go about there daily duties.

The overall aim is that everybody becomes there own Safety Champion. We must all be committed to ensuring the safety, health and environmental aspects of ourselves and fellow colleagues.

MQP has held two Driver Safety and Awareness day, firstly in 2009 and most recently in November 2010.  The 2 day events were aimed at highlighting "Health, Safety & Environment" issues specific to road haulage in the quarrying and construction industry.

Experts were on hand to offer information about new legislation, products and services to benefit and enhance the welfare and knowledge of the driver. There were also presentations and workshops covering a range of topics.

Hopefully all who attended took away some knowledge that will make them think a little more about how/what they are doing, and if only one person does something that prevents an incident or saves energy, then the days have proved their worth. The two days were open to all in the industry and hopefully this event will continue to grow and be adopted by other companies.

Vehicle safety improvements can be viewed in more detail by clicking here

A monthly flyer is produced for all employees which communicates safety targets/achievements/initiatives/training along with the same for carbon reduction.

Employees are rewarded for achieving safety targets and therefore safe behaviour.