Safety First Consultants Audit 100% Compliant

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Safety First Consultants have recently been audited by SPA Ltd. whilst presenting the MPQC / SPA Quarry Safety Passport Course in February. Safety First Consultants achieved 100% compliance in all 42 audit protocols.

The author commented:

“Chris delivers a very interactive quarry safety passport course. Lots of great discussion throughout. Chris uses lots of scenarios which delegates can relate to. A great course with lots of information provided without getting too technical and overwhelming the delegates”.

No Risk Assessment Lands Company with £400,000 Fine

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A Coventry based materials division of a large French Company has been fined £400,000 after a worker had to have his left arm amputated after it became trapped beneath a rotating stone drum fed by conveyor whilst attempting to clear a blockage. A fellow worker inadvertently activated the start button.

The HSE investigation revealed there was no risk assessment or safe system of work in place for clearing rock safely from tail end drums.

Want to know more about risk assessments and safe isolation procedures? Attend Safety First Consultant’s next quarry passport course on the 23rd – 24th March 2020.

Two Quarry Passport Training Providers Agreements Terminated

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SPA Ltd have recently terminated the contract of two training providers who have been found to be fraudulently delivering quarry passport training courses. Safety First Consultants Ltd would like to remind you that courses are either 2 full days or 1 day renewal and each day will last a minimum of 6 hours. Under no circumstances can we deliver a 2 day quarry passport course in 1 day.

SPA and MPQC carry out audits which are unannounced and can be completed at any time of the day. As trainers we must complete annual CPD to remain eligible to deliver the quarry passport course.

Also, please note that once your current quarry passport has expired, even if it’s only by one day, you must then redo the two day course. There are no exceptions.