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MPA British Precast launches new online resources to share health and safety information more efficiently

BRITISH Precast has launched the first dedicated health and safety website and app for the precast concrete industry.

The ‘Safeprecast’ website and app have been developed with guidance from a working group drawn from the industry and build on the already successful ‘Safequarry’ and ‘Safer by’ suite of services developed by the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

 

The free resources will make key health and safety information easily accessible for everybody who works within the precast concrete sector. Users will be able to choose how they access the information either via their office-based systems or laptops, or mobile devices via the app.

The ‘Safeprecast’ website and app will provide instant access to content such as incident alerts, industry guidance, safety videos, latest innovations, toolbox talks and much more. The app will be particularly useful to those who are travelling or frequently working on site, allowing them to find and view key information without needing to return to the office.

In addition to content generated within the precast concrete industry, users will also be able to learn from the experience of other sectors within the mineral products industry.

The ‘Safequarry’ website has already demonstrated the enormous value of sharing health and safety information across different sectors, particularly those in which so many of the activities and the potential exposure to hazards are the same. 

Users will be alerted either via the app or by e-mail when any new content has been added. This could be, for example, an incident alert or new guidance issued by organizations such as the HSE or British Precast.

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.

Kevin Stevens, the MPA’s health and safety manager, said: ‘Vital information doesn’t always reach the people who might benefit most, particularly those who work at an operational level at the manufacturing sites and depots or the individuals responsible for loading and deliveries or handling precast concrete at construction sites.

‘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 quickly. We hope the app will consolidate ‘Safeprecast.com’ as the go-to hub for the precast industry everywhere.’ 

Andrew Minson, executive director of British Precast, said: ‘Health and safety is the responsibility of everyone working in the industry. I believe that it is essential that we share crucial health and safety information quickly and efficiently; by learning and applying the knowledge gained in the precast concrete industry and from other members of the MPA family of products so that we accelerate our industry’s progress on the path to Zero Harm.

‘These resources will help to empower employees, contractors and suppliers, allowing them to become more proactive in managing their safety and that of their colleagues.’

To view the website go to www.safeprecast.com and to download the app go to the APP store on your device and search for safeprecast.

 

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