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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Hanson
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Chipping Sodbury Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP469 COMPANY TEL: n/a
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Aggregate Weigh Hopper Chains
ARTICLE
Further to the Near Miss Alert issued last month from Washington Premix, the following pictures highlight the protection systems necessary to prevent the sudden collapse of aggregate weigh hoppers.

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Safety chains are secured using a substantial bolt and purpose designed lug, welded to a structural girder.
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These safety chains will prevent the weigh frame from falling, potentially onto a maintenance fitter or other items of plant.
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