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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Midland Quarry Products
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Ettingshall Works, West Midlands
BEST PRACTICE No: BP585 COMPANY TEL: 01902 495483
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Mixer maintenance safety beam
ARTICLE
Whilst carrying out routine maintenance to replace a paddle arm inside the mixer, a contractor sustained a minor injury.

The incident was discussed at the joint site safety meeting, which is attended by both contractors and employees on a monthly basis and it was decided that a more robust safe system of work was required.

A lift beam assembly was mounted within the mixer body. This allows the positioning and mounting of the mixer castings in a safe and controlled manner.

The lift beams supports a manual trolley and pull lift system which traverses both internally and externally providing improved safe handling and access for maintenance.

It allows the maintenance operative improved manoeuverability within the mixer body, helping to reduce potential slips, trips, falls, manual handling and crushing injuries.

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