Don't forget your passport!
- 25 February 2011
- Company & Industry News
Despite a reduction in accident rates over recent years, the quarrying industry still remains one of the most dangerous. Mentor offer the nationally recognised Safety Passport Qualification endorsed by the industry which all contractors are expected to hold.
The course forms part of the Safety Pass Alliance's Safety Passport scheme, extended across multiple sectors in an effort to reduce the number of accidents. Those completing the course receive a plastic photo card, a lot like a UK Driving Licence, which is valid for three years, which can be shown when arriving on site. By showing their passport the contractor can demonstrate their awareness of HSE initiatives within health, safety and environmental awareness relevant to the extractive and mineral processing industry, enabling them to commence with the job in hand.
In support of the scheme, Mentor is offering a free downloadable safety poster for your weighbridge area or office to remind those entering onto the site to show their cards should this be a site requirement.
Mentor currently has Quarry Safety Passport courses running at various training locations throughout the UK but they can also be delivered at customer sites. Open course dates are available on the Mentor website.
Author JVMS Ltd