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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2002
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Tarmac Northern
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Not applicable
BEST PRACTICE No: BP190 COMPANY TEL: 0191 492 4000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Manual handling improvements
ARTICLE
Tarmac Northern’s North Area (Concrete & Mortar) has taken the following initiatives to reduce risks
associated with manual handling:

• a decision has been taken to ban the use and ordering of materials stored in 205 litre drums, with bulk
tanks put in place to accommodate additional products
• a mobile conveyor was purchased to facilitate the addition of steel fibres into the production process or
truck mixer
• further development work has continued with the truck mixer admixture dispenser and the dispenser
will soon be available throughout the industry
• liquid pigments are now in use at both mortar factories, replacing bagged powder pigments, which
created an ‘at risk’ activity due to their size and production methods in producing coloured mortar.
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