Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Safer By Sharing MPA Seminars

Moving machinery kills or severely injures 800 people in the UK workplace every year.   A particular concern is the number of incidents involving conveyors in the minerals industry.  In the last four years alone, three workers have been killed whilst working on or around conveyors at MPA members’ sites.

The MPA are running a Safer by Sharing Seminar to challenge the industries performance, give advice on controlling the key risks and provide a range of tools that participants can use on their own sites.

The first Seminar will be on 3rd May at Somerset Earth Science Centre, Shepton Mallet from 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm.



11 May              Midlands                                  Venue – Swinfen Hall Hotel, Swinfen, Nr Lichfield

16 May              East Anglia                               Venue – Tattersalls, Newmarket

28 Sept              North                                       Venue – Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, York

3 October           London & South East              Venue – Two Trees Hotel, Victoria, London

6 October           Wales                                      Venue – South Wales, venue to be confirmed

Places at the Seminars can be booked via the MPA website or by emailing

There is a poster in the download section of UK News website for you to publicise the Seminars to colleagues.