Best Practice

LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Tarmac
SUB ACTIVITY: Mobile Plant COMPANY LOCATION: Scotland/ Northern Ireland
BEST PRACTICE No: BP367 COMPANY TEL: 01698 575500
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Road haulage safety
ARTICLE
Road haulage safety at Tarmac’s sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland is much improved with better training and upgraded plant and vehicles.

There are several specific ways in which SHE issues are managed. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) inspects Tarmac units to assess their suitability for using articulated vehicles, whilst contracted hauliers receive an FTA inspection twice a year. There is also an incentive for drivers to maintain good standards with a trophy and £100 prize for the person with the ‘best presented truck’. Concrete plants have had automatic loading bins installed so loading shovels are no longer needed, and automatic tailgates have been fitted to tippers with the discharge door opened from the cab.
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