|Manual handling of mixer lids
|Redruth Readymix Plant has devised a method to reduce the risks associated with manual handling whilst lifting the mixer lids for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
Operators were originally required to manually lift and prop up the covers, which were heavy and often laden with concrete residue from the day’s production.
To improve safety, the team devised a pneumatic control system consisting of individual switches for a series of pneumatic rams which lift the covers to a fully open position. Safety chains are then attached to hold the covers up should the rams fail.