Best Practice

LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: CEMEX UK Materials
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: North West Region
BEST PRACTICE No: BP334 COMPANY TEL: 01928 752752
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Gas-powered gate
ARTICLE
The heavy entrance gate at this site had to be lifted when being opened or closed to raise it from ground level. There was concern that this could cause a manual handling injury. A support wheel was impractical due to incline of the road and the position of the site entrance.

The answer was to use two adjustable gas-powered struts, a jockey wheel and a simple slide frame, which allowed the system to follow the contours of any incline. The gas-powered struts come completely charged and are adjustable – the pressure can be altered, depending on the load that needs to be carried.

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