Best Practice

LOCATION: On-Highway ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Ennstone Thistle
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: South East Contracting, Fife
BEST PRACTICE No: BP535 COMPANY TEL: 01337 841950
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Use of lightweight kerbs
ARTICLE
This initiative focuses on sub-contractors using lightweight kerbs instead of heavy concrete kerbs to reduce the manual handling risk involved in the process. An example of when this has proven very successful was during a contract for Transport Scotland where the sub-contractor was encouraged to use a lightweight kerb made from recycled materials such as plastic.

Each kerb is well within the kerb weight limit set by the HSE, and can be easily lifted by one worker. These kerbs remove the need for mechanical handling which helps to reduce the number of vehicles on site. The manual handling risks are also greatly reduced because of the weight reduction involved.
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