Our Strategy 2020
The concrete industry strategy was developed to reflect the
three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and
social. In this section of the report we focus on people and their
- The industry aim is to achieve zero harm
The concrete industry sustainable construction strategy supports
the industry targets for Health and Safety set by the Mineral
Products Association (MPA).
From 2009-2014 the target was to reduce lost time incidents (LTI)
by 50%, with the aim of zero harm. Concrete industry data shows
that between 2010 and 2014, the industry achieved a 48% reduction
in LTI and in the same period
achieved a 54% reduction in reportable injuries.
In 2014 a new five year target for the MPA started. This target has
been adopted by the Concrete Industry Sustainable Construction
Strategy. The target is to reduce lost time incidents, by a
further 65% by 2019, from the 2014 baseline.
In addition to lost time incidents, the concrete industry also
reports on reportable injuries. The definitions of these benchmarks
Reportable Injury: Any injury that is
reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous
Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). In 2012 the HSE definition
of reportable changed from three days to seven days. The concrete
industry indicator will remain at three days.
Lost Time Injury: An occupational injury
resulting in the
absence of the injured party for one or more working shifts
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Vulnerable Road Users
As well as the health & safety of employees, the industry is
also committed to the protection of the public. MPA’s Cycle Safe
campaign aims to prevent collisions between cyclists and lorries
and a vulnerable road user (VRU) safety policy was launched in
2012. The policy refers to driver training and vehicle equipment
requirements and applies to all vehicles delivering on behalf
members which are over 3.5tonnes GVW.
To achieve clarity and consistency, construction and haulage
interests facilitated by TfL have developed a national VRU Standard
for Construction Logistics (known as CLOCS) which is now being
rolled out across the construction sector. MPA and its members have
been leading contributors in the development of the CLOCS standard,
and the MPA policy adheres to CLOCS.
For more information about the Cycle Safe initiative to promote
safety and minimise risk visit