Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Bardon Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Cambusbeg Quarry, Stirlingshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP170 COMPANY TEL: 01877 331104
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Portable goal posts
ARTICLE
The use of goal posts made of barrels filled with ballast and a length of painted box section is a long-established method of reducing the risk of coming into contact with overhead power lines. However, once filled with ballast, the barrels become very heavy and need a loading shovel to move them. Furthermore, if the cross beam is dislodged by high winds, a cherry picker is required to replace it.

The safety team at Cambusbeg Quarry have devised an alternative set-up, using second-hand wagon wheels and standard drainage pipe. The wheels provide a secure base and can be easily rolled into a new position. The use of a standard drainpipe as a cross beam means that the structure is both lightweight and cheap to construct and repair.
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