New service to provide health and safety alerts

Site and app for precast concrete sector

BRITISH Precast has launched a new website and app which promises to deliver vital health and safety information for workers in the industry.
‘Safeprecast’ was developed with guidance from a working group drawn from the industry.
Descibed as “the first dedicated health and safety website and app for the precast concrete industry”, Safeprecast will provide instant access to content such as incident alerts, industry guidance, safety videos, latest innovations and toolbox talks.

The MPA said the app will be particularly useful to those who are travelling or frequently working on-site as they will be able to find key information without needing to return to the office.
Users will be alerted when any new content has been added, for example an incident alert or new guidance issued by organisations such as the HSE or British Precast.
Kevin Stevens, MPA’s health & safety manager said, “Vital information doesn’t always reach the people who might benefit most, particularly those who work at an operational level at the manufacturing sites and depots or the individuals responsible for loading and deliveries or handling precast concrete at construction sites.
“By reaching out to the many who have switched on to mobile devices for their web browsing, the new app can deliver potentially life-saving information to the widest possible audience quickly.”
Andrew Minson, executive director of British Precast added, “I believe it is essential that we share crucial health and safety information quickly and efficiently; by learning and applying the knowledge gained in the precast concrete industry and from other members of the MPA family of products so that we accelerate our industry’s progress on the path to Zero Harm.
“These resources will help to empower employees, contractors and suppliers.”