Market Cross helps achieve a Safety Milestone in the Dreadnought Programme

Dreadnought ProgrammeMarket Cross has helped reach a significant construction and radiation protection milestone for a series of Critical Examinations at BAE, Barrow-in-Furness.

RPA support, including radiography dry-runs, critical examination planning, radiation risk assessment and radiation protection training were provided for BAE, the facility contruction company and the critical examiner.

The conclusion of the Critical Examinations was a significant step forward in the programme and one that means-tested the examination process, the facility design and the bulk shielding.

Market Cross Sponsors Dorset Country Museum

We are very pleased to announce Market Cross UK’s sponsorship of the Dorset Museum in Dorchester.

The sponsorship has been made in order that the museum can complete a major renovation project due to be completed in May this year. Please visit the museum’s website here. Or, better still, visit the museum itself when it opens. There you will see a wall mounted plaque in the Weston Building signifying Market Cross UK’s contribution.

Market Cross Completes International Package Design Safety Review

Market Cross has successfully concluded a contract to provide a Package Design Safety Review (PDSR) and a Package Design Shielding Assessment (PDSA) for an international company operating in Australia.

All aspects of the work were managed by Market Cross corporate members including a Market Cross Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) who carried out the shielding assessments and a Market Cross Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) who carried out the safety review.

Natually, the project was delivered precisely on time and well within budget.

New Events and Secure Bookings Portal

Our new Events and Secure Bookings portal is now live. Please use this portal to book all Market Cross training courses and events.

This includes all versions of our Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) training course, our Radiation Protection Course for X-ray users and our Basic Radiation Protection (BRP) course.

Find the link here:

Market Cross Social Accounts 2020

Market Cross UK Ltd’s Annual General Meeting 2020 was held recently via video conference at Dorset Innovation Park.

Again as part of our AGM, a presentation was made regarding our Social Accounts. These accounts are proof of our committment to local communities and the industries in which we operate and we are pleased to publish the latest verson here on our blog:

We believe that Social Accounts are an effective way to show a positive community impact and demonstrate that our members carry out their committments in a range of ways. When you consider the pool of talent in our membership then the volunteer work, scientific presentations, safety training, sponsorship/donations and specialist risk assessments freely carried out by our members for the local communities really have an impact.

We are recruiting!

We are looking for an Assistant Development Manager to help us explore exciting new opportunities in the Health, Safety and Environment sectors. The successful candidate will be expected to: work closely with the directors and industry representatives to identify new business opportunities; work with company members to identify, shortlist and manage our community commitments; use, maintain and improve the business advertising infrastructure and use and maintain the online business management system (BMS).

For more information please click here.

Market Cross and COVID-19

Dear Customers, Members and Associates

We are following the government's official advice in order that we may protect our members, clients, associates, suppliers and members of the public in the most practicable and ethically responsible manner possible.

Our offices are closed, but due to the high level of commitment offered by our members, associates and directors during the current crisis, we are still able to maintain our usual working hours:

08:15 – 16:30 Monday to Friday. Tel: 01929 401040

All personnel are equipped with the means to respond to your enquiries and to continue with their normal working tasks. However, since they will be responding from home (and since many have signed up for various community support schemes including NHS volunteer responders) please be patient.

I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all possible success during these challenging times.

Greg Wells, Director

Market Cross Delivers Gold Plated Service

Two of the safety team from Market Cross recently provided support to PME Group at Holton Heath, Dorset and Plymouth, Devon.  The marine engineering specialist, PME Power Systems Group, works with products from MAN, NANNI and ESCO, providing expert engineering for power units from 160 to 2000 horsepower. They are the sole marine importer for MAN in the UK.

MAN Diesel Marine engine with custom gold plated component

The Market Cross team completed safety inspections of two of the PME group workshop facilities and provided feedback and audit reports to the PME directors and operations manager. Three sessions of safety training was delivered for key members of their team. Jade Chalk, commercial director of PME thanked the MX team for their help and said that “the input was very useful”.

Market Cross Goes Back to School

The first day of the 2020 term started with Michael from Market Cross providing the team at the Grove Pre-School, Dorchester with safety management and risk assessment training. Michael noted that the team all had a great attitude to safety.

The training included an overview of managing safety and all the team, pictured here, got hands on with completing a risk assessment. Jo from the Pre-School said ‘It was very informative and we enjoyed the training. We are already implementing it within our daily practice’.