|Inspecting bucket elevators
|Tarmac Central’s Ballidon Quarry is situated near Ashbourne, the southerly gateway to Derbyshire’s Peak District.
Re-evaluation of working practices had highlighted a heightened risk whilst inspecting bucket chains, with elevator panels removed. The risk of entrapment was potentially high as the “inching” button could be held/depressed, which would enable the elevator to turn at full speed.
To remove the need for “live working”, the appropriate panels of the elevator were replaced by purposemade mesh guards. Necessary repairs are then carried out under isolation procedures.