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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Tarmac Central
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Ballidon Quarry, Derbyshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP179 COMPANY TEL: 01355 390301
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Bitumen delivery – shielding fill points and providing PPE
ARTICLE
The close proximity of fill points for bitumen tanks to other activities on site was recognised as a potential hazard. A plant supervisor also felt that suitable protective equipment for discharge of hot bitumen should be immediately to hand.

The solution to the first problem was to install substantial Perspex screens enclosing the fill point and bitumen tank, so that any spillage or discharge would be contained by the screen, but the delivery process could still be monitored. The protective equipment, including helmet, full face visor and neck guard, suitable gloves and guidance on dealing with bitumen spillages, is now housed in a weather-proof, highly visible plastic grit box.
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