Best Practice

LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: CEMEX
SUB ACTIVITY: Mobile Plant COMPANY LOCATION: CEMEX House, Warwickshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP502 COMPANY TEL: 01788 564252
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Access platforms for tankers
ARTICLE
Falls from vehicles was one of the most common causes of major injury to workers so it was decided to eliminate the risk completely by stopping drivers using the vehicle ladders and accessing trucks from platforms instead.

Interim measures were introduced for sites without platforms. This safe system of work included driver harnesses, mobile platforms with wheels that could be locked off and changes in working patterns and procedures.

Safe access platforms have now been installed across the business including satellite depots. The policy addresses one of the ten safety imperatives and incidents of drivers falling from height have been removed.
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