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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Lafarge
SUB ACTIVITY: Mobile Plant COMPANY LOCATION: Mountsorrel Quarry, Leicestershire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP498 COMPANY TEL: 01162 303881
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Dumptruck and excavator access retrofit
ARTICLE
The team at Mountsorrel Quarry introduced three changes to reduce the risk of falls from its fleet of vehicles.

Each operator was provided with a back pack designed to accommodate a flask, lunch box, newspaper and mobile phone, so that drivers could maintain three points of contact when entering and exiting vehicles.

Improved access steps were retrofitted to all vehicles. Those with the highest risk of falls were retrofitted first.

A decision was made by Quarry management that all new plant would be fitted with an improved access safety system.

There have been no reported incidents involving mobile plant at all since the programme started.
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