Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Melbur Works, Cornwall
BEST PRACTICE No: BP285 COMPANY TEL: 01726 861140
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Access to the primary crusher cabin
ARTICLE
All workers at this site are required to access the primary cabin, but the three ways of doing so each caused safety concerns:

1. Walking under the main conveyor belt – posed possible slips / trips; any spillage from the belt could fall on pedestrians; and pedestrians could touch the moving belt.

2. Walking up the existing steps – although technically safe with steps and handrails of a good factory-made standard, there was the possibility of pedestrians entering whilst the rock breaker was working.

3. Walk around the yard to gain access via a conveyor walkway – means walking through part of the stockyard and therefore near machinery and haulage movements.

The solution was to build a walkway which, although a simple idea, helped eliminate a number of issues related to pedestrians.
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