Best Practice

LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Production and Processing COMPANY: Yeoman Asphalt
SUB ACTIVITY: Asphalt & coated stone COMPANY LOCATION: Theale Depot, Theale
BEST PRACTICE No: BP530 COMPANY TEL: 0118 9302653
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Asphalt load-out cards
ARTICLE
There are a high number of hot storage bins on two coating plants. Vehicles are loaded with the aid of CCTV. There have been incidents related to this activity that needed to be eradicated. Examples included lorry drivers taking their vehicles under the wrong bins and the weighbridge operator opening the wrong
bin door. This could have led to asphalt being deposited onto vehicle cabs.

A way to prevent this was to make it clear to the driver which bin they were going to be loaded from. This was achieved by issuing each driver with a bin card indicating the correct bin to use. The weighbridge operator is in control of which card is issued to which driver.

Once a bin has been selected a green light by the bin comes on, removing confusion. Only the selected bin doors can be opened and drivers are instructed to only pull under the bin once this light has activated. There is a diagram on the card to help drivers to find the correct bin if they have not been to the site before. Incidents of damage to vehicles or incorrect material loading have now been removed.
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