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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Lafarge Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Aldershot Readymix Plant, Hampshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP115 COMPANY TEL: 07803 953990
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Cleaning the cement discharge pipe
ARTICLE
The staff at this plant have devised a method to reduce the manual handling risks associated with clearing the excess build up on the cement discharge pipe from the cement weigh hopper. The heavy pipe was originally only accessible at height, and built up cement had to removed with a hammer.

To reduce both weight and handling risk, the metal pipe was removed and replaced with a Linatex pipe. The material properties of the Linatex mean that cement does not now build up so quickly, and that the pipe can be regularly replaced rather than just cleaned.
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