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LOCATION: Construction/delivery site ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Hanson Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: Mobile Plant COMPANY LOCATION: Bradford Unit, West Yorkshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP359 COMPANY TEL: 01274 606479
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Inclinometer to prevent tipper overturns
ARTICLE
After several incidents of articulated lorries tipping over when unloading bulk materials at Hanson’s UK sites, measures were introduced to address the problem. An inclinometer was fitted to a Hanson articulated tipper. The electronic sensor is attached to the trailer and detects lean, preventing the driver tipping if an unsafe angle is reached.

This original device was not sufficiently sophisticated, however, and was redeveloped to improve reliability and accuracy. Since the modification, drivers have expressed their views that the inclinometer has reduced the risk of overturning and has led to tipping areas which were previously regarded as ‘border-line’ being re-categorised as unsafe.

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Inclinometer


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