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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Duntilland Quarry, North Lanarkshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP306 COMPANY TEL: 0777 5821507
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Hose reel
ARTICLE
One of the main causes of health and safety incidents at Duntilland is from slips, trips and falls caused by objects left on the ground. The long water hose, which is used to fill the water tanks on trucks, is the main problem. In order to avoid the possibility of the hose lying around, a fire reel has been installed, which can be swivelled around a vertical pivot and has been placed at a suitable height to prevent the need to bend over, thus reducing the risk of back problems. A warning sign has also been installed as a reminder that the hose should be wound back onto the reel after use.

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