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LOCATION: Concrete products ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: CEMEX
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Wormit concrete plant, Fife
BEST PRACTICE No: BP325 COMPANY TEL: 01382 541641
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Paddle lock bars for the mixer
ARTICLE
There was a risk of injury during the manual cleaning of the Millar Mixer. Whilst it was possible to stop the mixer from working, there was still the hazard of the paddles rotating manually during cleaning.

The team at this site came up with a paddle lock to solve the problem. The bar was designed to fit over the paddle arms and be locked into place using bolts and tightened with the use of spanners. This meant that, in order for the paddles to become free again, a tool had to be used - they could not be set in motion by accident.

Other benefits include:
?Bar manufacture less than £200
?Risk of accidental entrapment eliminated
?Lightweight and easily fitted by one man
?Easily modified to fit alternative mixer designs.


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Millar Mixer
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Paddle lock
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