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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: Lafarge Readymix
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Marchwood RMP, Southampton
BEST PRACTICE No: BP504 COMPANY TEL: 07740 563362
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Convex mirrors to check hopper bins
ARTICLE
The plant needed to change the materials in hopper bins on a regular basis to accommodate additional constituents to meet the demand for Value Added Products.

Previously this had been achieved by emptying the bins into a site vehicle before refilling them with the new material.

Concerns were raised that a ladder needed to be used to check that the bins were empty as there was no other means of access or Egress. It was felt that this was not an acceptable means of access.

To rectify this, convex mirrors were fitted on a scaffold pole above the bins. Now the plant supervisor can check the bins from his Batch cabin, without needing to go into the operational area.
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