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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: CEMEX
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Shap Blue Quarry, Cumbria
BEST PRACTICE No: BP413 COMPANY TEL: 017683 71479
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Maintenance of conveyor
ARTICLE
This quarry occasionally requires the maintenance and replacement of a length of conveyor running below the A6.

Working at height is involved to enable replacement or jointing when a crane hook is attached to the Gravity Take-Up (GTU) weights. Subsequently, the GTU unit was adapted to include a fully certified lifting beam / crane and hook which is situated below the apex roof and enables the safe lifting of the weights from a designated work platform. This also provides safe access for statutory inspections. The rationale behind the design is to remove the need to work at height and ergonomically design the operation from a safe working platform.

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