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LOCATION: Mobile Plant ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Lafarge Cement UK
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Northfleet Eastern (Chalk) Quarry, Dartford
BEST PRACTICE No: BP512 COMPANY TEL: 01474 833551
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Mobile battery starting unit
ARTICLE
A decision was made to move to a new style of battery system following an incident at another works, which was highlighted at an internal safety meeting.

The new battery starter works by using different coloured cables for 12V (red) and 24V (yellow). One remote trolley unit contains both the 12V and 24V systems.

Different shaped Anderson plugs make cross connection impossible. The same principle applies to the positive and negative terminals to prevent incorrect connection, damage and flash-overs.

This system has been installed to make it impossible to connect batteries incorrectly and to prevent incorrect procedures for jump starting vehicles.
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