Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Worker Involvement COMPANY: Tarmac Limited
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Scotland region
BEST PRACTICE No: BP430 COMPANY TEL: 01698 575500
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Various improvements to road haulage safety
ARTICLE
Tarmac’s Scottish aggregate sites have made a number of improvements to road haulage safety, including:
? improving lighting and upgrading ramps
? creating designated parking and waiting areas
? doubling the number of salt stations at each unit
? building sheeting platforms for uplift customers
? introducing a policy at many concrete plants of automatic bin-loading, which means that loading shovels do not need to be used
? for those sites that still have loading shovels, the movement of conveyor from bin to bin is now remote controlled
? FTA advise on legislation, carry out audits and talk at an annual owner seminar
? mixer truck drums are fitted with a newly designed safety hatch with one bolt (whereas the old version had 12), which encourages drivers to use proper entry procedures, rather than entering through the loading cone
? mixer units are fitted with new safer style ladders (with treads instead of rungs) and platforms (with all round support)
? drivers are encouraged to be part of a depot team and are invited to take part in area safety meetings. They are also provided with full PPE free of charge.

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drive through loading point


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