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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: Lafarge Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Easton Quarry, Norwich
BEST PRACTICE No: BP505 COMPANY TEL: 01603 746317
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Mobile access platform
ARTICLE
Easton Quarry operates a mobile Powerscreen washing plant with an in-line Hazemag impact crusher. As is typical with such older manufactured equipment, access for maintenance was restricted.

Lafarge operatives looked to resolve access issues around the plant and decided that rather than attempting to install walkways and working platforms at each point on the plant a mobile working platform would be a better solution.

Using materials available on site a custom made platform was designed and assembled. The platform has:
- Adjustable legs to provide a stable platform when working on uneven ground;
- A towing hitch to attach to the site loading shovel;
- The ability to lower conveyors through the sliding guard area to enable safe access to head drums; and
- Provision of a working bench and vice adjacent to the steps on platform.

The platform has removed the need to hire a Mobile Elevated Work Platform and the manual handling risks have been significantly reduced.
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