Best Practice

LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Foster Yeoman
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Botley Depot, Hampshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP173 COMPANY TEL: 01489 784438
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Dust collection skip
ARTICLE
Each day, up to 400kg of dust is produced from the back of the batch heater drums. This dust was originally collected in plastic dust bins which were then emptied through a hatch in the floor into a raised loading shovel bucket. The dust bins were hard to move because of their weight, and staff were exposed to potential inhalation of dust when emptying them.

To improve safety, a metal chute was constructed to collect the dust from the batch heater drums and feed it down pipes into a tipping skip – fitted with braked castors so that it could be moved by hand. A lid was also manufactured to cover the skip and contain all the dust.
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Dust collection skip


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