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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: Lafarge Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Swarkestone Quarry, Derbyshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP500 COMPANY TEL: 01332 701146
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Access to screens and screening building
ARTICLE
The only access to the secondary screening building was using a semi vertical ladder which in icy conditions was slippery, which increased the risk of incident or injury. To counter this, an inclined stair was fitted to aid access.

Employees also highlighted access to the screens for maintenance as an area of concern. In order to change screens they needed to access the area via the spring supports, which were very slippery when wet.

New stairs and platforms were installed to allow easy access to the screening surfaces for maintenance. Access around the building is now greatly improved.
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