Best Practice

LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Hanson Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Chipping Sodbury Quarry, near Bristol
BEST PRACTICE No: BP175 COMPANY TEL: 01454 314400
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Bitumen spillage: capture and removal
ARTICLE
Hanson Aggregates’ Chipping Sodbury Quarry, near Bristol, has addressed the issue of containment and mechanised removal of bitumen spillage.

All bitumen filler pipe flanges are brought together, above a removable grating. A steel lined concrete catchment pit (slightly wider than the bucket of skid-steer loader) was constructed under the bitumen delivery point. It has an angled bottom plate and vertical back plate to allow the skid-steer loader to dig out the bitumen. The grate is easily lifted off and replaced manually. The pit is lined with dust or sand to prevent sticking.
ARTICLE IMAGES




pdf document available
Go back to search critera
Sharing health and safety resources helps us all work towards Zero Harm
  • Aggregates |

  • Asphalt |

  • Cement |

  • Contracting |

  • Dimension Stone |

  • Lime |

  • Precast Concrete |

  • Mortar |

  • Readymix |

  • Recycling |

  • Silica Sand |