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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2007
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: Lafarge
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Besthorpe Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP459 COMPANY TEL: 01636 892426
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Footpath safety flashing light system
ARTICLE
A public footpath exists at Besthorpe Quarry passing through an area of high risk, because mobile plant has to cross there. There was a concern that members of the public would not heed the danger when trying to cross at this point.

So a traffic light system was installed to allow for a safe crossing area for pedestrians. The system is simple and safe and easily understood by both the public and the workforce.

The system works on a trigger system which is enabled when a pedestrian breaks the laser beam. The flashing lights are positioned on 2.5m poles to ensure they are clearly visible to mobile plant operatives. When the lights flash, all vehicles must stop allowing pedestrians to cross safely.

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Public footpath flashing light system


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