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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Production and Processing COMPANY: Lafarge Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: Asphalt & coated stone COMPANY LOCATION: Weeford, Sutton Coldfield
BEST PRACTICE No: BP526 COMPANY TEL: 01543 480132
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Delivery spillage control
ARTICLE
Following a review of bitumen delivery, it was decided that there would be improvements in three areas:

1. Bitumen delivery pipes
The delivery area was untidy and sand was used to contain the dripping bitumen from the pipes. There was a risk that the bitumen would spread around the site and lead to slip, trip or fall incidents. It was decided to restrict the bitumen to a confined area. Deflector covers were also installed to contain the bitumen if the flanged joint should leak during delivery.

2. Emergency showers
The emergency shower for the delivery driver was moved to the driver’s side of the vehicle so it could be accessed more easily in case of an emergency. The shower was modified so that it worked as soon as someone stood on the floor inside the housing.

3. Bitumen pipes to weigh-scale
Concerns were raised by employees that should a break or leak occur hot bitumen might leak onto them from the pipes that were positioned over the walkway. This situation was improved by installing drip trays under the pipes to make the pedestrian walkway safer.
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