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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Huntsmans Quarries
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Naunton Quarry, Gloucestershire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP184 COMPANY TEL: 01451 850555
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Admixture addition on concrete plant
ARTICLE
This Gloucestershire quarry has a ready-mix plant with a pan mixer and a dry leg. When conducting specialised mixes with unusual additives, the heavy drums in use have to be carried upstairs for addition by hand.

To improve safety, the company created a lockable gate that only opens inwards on the mezzanine level, so that drums could be lifted up by telehoist. This eliminated the need for a separate storage area on the ground to protect from frost.

In the event of a leak, the leakage would be onto the mixing bay of the concrete plant which is totally contained, removing the potential for pollution.
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Admixture addition on concrete plant


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