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MPA launches new Safequarry App

Safequarry App

Association aims to share health and safety information with the industry and beyond

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched the industry’s first health and safety App ‘MPA Safequarry’. The free App – part of a suite of health and safety related Apps planned by the Association – is designed to make the information on the Safequarry.com website even more accessible and interactive.

Safequarry.com has established itself as the health and safety hub for the mineral products industry in the UK and is being used in 111 other countries. Via the App, users will have instant access to the content on Safequarry.com, such as incident alerts, industry guidance, safety videos, latest innovations, toolbox talks etc.  

 

Kevin Stevens, the MPA’s health & safety manager, said: ‘The Safequarry.com website has already had a positive impact across the mineral products industry and beyond, but the vital information doesn’t always reach the people who might benefit most – those who work at an operational level at quarries, depots, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt plants, manufacturing and recycling sites, wharves and railheads.

‘By reaching out to the many who have switched on to mobile devices for their web browsing, the new App can deliver potentially life-saving information to the widest possible audience. We hope the App will consolidate Safequarry.com as the go-to hub for the industry everywhere.’

Users will be alerted via the App when any new content has been added. This could be, for example, an incident alert or new guidance issued by organizations such as QNJAC, the HSE or the Quarries Dust Partnership. An operator, manager or contractor working on site will be able to download and review relevant guidance or watch a video highlighting innovative ways in which others have addressed a similar issue.

Nigel Jackson, chief executive of the MPA, said: ‘Health and safety is the responsibility of everyone working in the industry. I believe that by making health and safety information more accessible, this App will help to empower employees, contractors and suppliers. It will allow them to become more proactive in managing their safety and that of their colleagues.’
 
The new App is available to download by searching for ‘MPA Safequarry’ in the Google Play or iTunes App stores.

 

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