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 wellbeing.

  • 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 are:

 

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

 

For more information visit www.mineralproducts.org

 

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 of
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 www.mineralproducts.org/feature_cycle_safe.htm