Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Check Your Boundaries

With Half Term, a Bank Holiday and potentially warm weather coming up, please ensure you have checked your boundaries especially around any water.

Tragically, eight people, the majority of whom were young males, drowned in quarry lakes last year in the UK. Seven of the fatalities were in disused sites not in industry ownership.

 This week MPA has written to over 1,500 Secondary Schools and FE Colleges which are located within a 5 mile radius of high-risk sites identified by members. The letters include MPA Stay Safe resources and links to safety material produced by the RNLI and RLSS. Letters to Primary Schools will be sent out after the Half Term break.

During the summer MPA will be supporting safety campaigns run by other organisations, this includes Drowning Prevention Week run by RLSS in mid-June. Members are urged to always include safety information in their community engagement work and contacts with schools.