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LOCATION: Mobile Plant ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Hanson
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: United Kingdom
BEST PRACTICE No: BP607 COMPANY TEL: 01454 316000
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Preventing Slip, Trips and Falls
ARTICLE
A recent slip trip fall event at a Quarry initiated a review of RA & SWP for operating and maintaining the sites Hitachi 870 Excavator. The slip, trip fall event occurred when an operative attempted to re-fuel the excavator, he was not able to perform this task from a position of safety at ground level and had to stand on the excavator track to access the fill point.

The introduction of a retro fit compression hose connection now enables this task to be completed safely at a cost of approximately £60. The site also reviewed the greasing point as this was also accessed at height, this has now been relocated to a position that can be accessed from ground level.

Action Point:
•Review your mobile plant and equipment RA & SWP.

•Can you maintain and re-fuel your plant from a place of safety.

Remember always Take One not a Chance!

For more information on Slip, Trip, Fall Prevention follow the link below
http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/causes.htm
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Greasing point before improvement
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Ground floor access point
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