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LOCATION: Road transport ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: CEMEX UK Materials
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Raynes Quarry, North Wales
BEST PRACTICE No: BP10 COMPANY TEL: 01492 517378
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Improvements to sheeting bay platform
ARTICLE
The following improvements have been to the sheeting bay platform at Raynes Quarry, reducing the
chances of accidents for drivers using the facility:
the platform was fully enclosed by guardrails of a minimum 1100mm height on all sides to reduce the
risk of the driver falling between the platform and the side of the vehicle
the platform was widened to provide increased working room
the space between the guardrails and the platform was enclosed with a heavy mesh material to prevent
drivers climbing upon the guardrail or going underneath the rail
any changes in level on the platform were navigated by ramp rather than steps to reduce the risk of
tripping whilst pulling on the sheeting rope
leverage aids have been installed on the platform in order to reduce the effort required to pull on the
sheeting rope. As a consequence, the sheets are pulled up and over (as opposed to through) the load,
reducing the manual handling effort and the potential hazard of a rope snapping under tension
all light timers have been checked to ensure the area is lit during hours of darkness.
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