Health and Safety is an area of key focus for members of ASPA. Precast concrete manufacturers are currently members of a wide range of schemes and initiatives addressing safety at the workplace and protection of those in the industry as well as any third parties.
The Architectural & Structural Precast Code of Practice, a new Code of Practice for the Safe Handling and Installation of Structural and Architectural Precast Concrete Products, is currently one of the main priorities for ASPA. The Code will replace two separate codes of practice for architectural and structural precast concrete and should be published in 2015/ 2016.
ASPA and British Precast are committed to the precast industry’s Health and Safety Charter to which all ASPA members are signed up. This Charter pledges ASPA members to reduce accidents and to improve the overall Health and Safety of all those involved in our industry and to work towards the long-term aim of causing zero harm.
British Precast regularly organises awareness days to update the industry on new requirements and focus on different H&S topics of importance to the industry. Click here for more information on SHADs.
ASPA members are part of a wider family as part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), and are involved in MPA’s “Safer by” suite of initiatives, including the “Safer by Competence” initiative. Click here for more information.
British Precast Code of Practice documents are endorsed by the HSE