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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: CEMEX UK
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Guildford Concrete Plant, Surrey
BEST PRACTICE No: BP576 COMPANY TEL: 01932 568833
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Easy cleaning concrete loading chute
ARTICLE
Cleaning the loading chute at Guildford Readymix plant used to involve a six metre climb and employees wearing harnesses.

A hinged framework and electronic chain block now mean that the structure can be safely lowered, so that cleaning can take place at ground level.

Once the work is complete the chute can be put back in place and is secured by a locking pin.

The new system eliminates the need to work at height, reduces manual handling issues and the task can be carried out quickly, easily and safely by one person.

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