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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2007
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Allen Newport
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Fordham, Bury St Edmonds,
BEST PRACTICE No: BP456 COMPANY TEL: 01638 720228
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Cement delivery pipe support
ARTICLE
Allen Newport has developed a cement delivery hose restraint that will prevent a disconnected hose when under pressure “snaking” and causing a serious injury or worse to anyone caught in its path. This issue was of particular concern to Allen Newport as they had experienced a hose becoming disconnected and snaking at their Bury St. Edmonds plant and had also known someone who had died as a result of such an incident on another site.

The solution they came up with was inspired by a review of best practices featured on Safequarry which looked at enhancements to the clamp securing the pipe to the delivery point.

Their idea was to take this one step further by creating a fixed stand close to the delivery point to which the hose could be clamped following its connection to the delivery point. This simple failsafe device would ensure that even if the hose became disconnected at the delivery point, it would be impossible for it to snake.

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