01 – INTRO
What is mp connect?
mp connect is a state-of-the-art application that offers a fully integrated Learning Management system and will ultimately replace the amount of safety cards that drivers and contractors are required to carry with them.
mp connect allows access to your record of achievement, in the form of wallet-sized card.
When the mp connect card is placed on a reader, it will display an individual’s record of training to site staff.
As well as showing general information about the individual’s level of competence, it will provide site specific information, such as a record of site induction.
The scheme is highly recommended by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and will be mandatory at many sites.
As well as the above functionality, the mp connect card will also support the verification of driver licence details and facilitate the monitoring of driver / contractor hours.
The scheme is being established by Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) in collaboration with the MPA.
02 – WHY
The industry, which includes the major, as well as some of the smaller and medium sized companies, have worked together with the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC), with the joint focus on reducing incidents, injuries and ill health within our sector.
Recognising that if left uncontrolled the hazardous nature of our industry can lead to serious if not fatal consequences.
The system will offer a real time up to date check on the qualifications and eligibility of a driver entering site.
The collaboration which has taken place is with the goal to help streamline processes and enable mp connect to be used across the entirety of the extractives industry and will be a mandatory requirement in order to gain access to any site in the UK.
How does it work?
Once the mp connect card is scanned, the system records your arrival on site and checks credentials required for the site are met (e.g. site induction) and displays the appropriate record to the site staff to confirm driver identity.
The mp connect system will identify any issues with the drivers records so that these can be addressed before entry to site is allowed.
Provides regular license checks with the DVLA
Allows you quick and easy access to your record via an App allowing you to view qualification expiry dates, site inductions and check on your own DVLA record.
How do I get my card?
our mp connect card will be issued to you once you have completed the MP Skills Site Safety Awareness Course.
If you have sat the course or attended the Webinar version within the last two years (2018 – 2020), you can buy your mp connect card by either clicking HERE, or by calling 0115 983 5755.
If your current Driver Skills card is due to expire, you can book on to the Site Safety Awareness Course by clicking HERE
When you call or buy online, please make sure that you have your MPQC ID Number (found on your Driver Skills card), driving licence and means of payment to hand, as your details WILL be requested at this point.