Best Practice

LOCATION: Road transport ARTICLE YEAR 2004
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: CEMEX
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Carlisle Concrete Plant, Carlisle
BEST PRACTICE No: BP20 COMPANY TEL: 01768 860816
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Access platform for drum mixers
ARTICLE
CEMEX's area operations manager was concerned about the procedure of entering drum mixers for
cleaning and maintenance. He designed a platform prototype at the Carlisle plant in Cumbria, identifying
the need for such items as:
a water supply linked to a water meter
a 110-volt power point for power tools and a 12-volt supply for lighting
airline feed
signage and light to indicate man in mixer
ideally location of the bay in view of batch cabin
all hoses and cables on retractable reels
two way radios aiding communication with the driver in the drum
pipe lagging material for covering sharp edges
access at two levels.

The prototype was reviewed by truck operators, transport representatives and regional staff, and minor alterations made. CEMEX is considering accepting the design as the best practice across its UK operations.
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Access platform for drum mixers


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