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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: CEMEX UK Materials
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Aylesford Quarry, Kent
BEST PRACTICE No: BP59 COMPANY TEL: 01622 791301
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Linatex chute pulley
ARTICLE
Aylesford Quarry in Kent produces 150,000 tonnes of fine sand per annum. The sand is discharged from a 15 metre high Linatex tower, which necessitates changing the discharge chute on daily basis.

To reduce the risks of operatives working at height, the company decided to develop a method of changing the discharge from ground level using a pulley system and a cleat for securing the chute in place.
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