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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Production and Processing COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: Readymix COMPANY LOCATION: Edzell Quarry, Angus
BEST PRACTICE No: BP351 COMPANY TEL: 01356 647178
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Remote generator at readymix plant
ARTICLE
The positioning of the generator next to the discharge chute made it difficult to hear the reverse alarms of the readymix trucks as they moved back towards the chute. As a result, the generator has been relocated to an area away from the plant and a walkway has been created to keep the batcher within a designated area away from readymix trucks. To reduce the risk even further, a remote starter can be used in the batching cabin.

While the safety of the batcher has been improved, there are also environmental benefits as the method of remote start up and shut down requires less fuel.
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