Best Practice

LOCATION: Mobile Plant ARTICLE YEAR 2009
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Lafarge Cement
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Head Office, West Midlands
BEST PRACTICE No: BP631 COMPANY TEL: 0845 8126467
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Mobile plant safety
ARTICLE
Lafarge Cement has identified quarry mobile plant safety as a key area to focus on.

Among the initiatives it has undertaken are:

- Tool box talks on quarry mobile plant and brake system operation, testing and maintenance have been developed in conjunction with the Off-highway Plant and Equipment Research Centre (OPERC).
- A report was prepared on quarry speed limits.
- Plans have been prepared for all sites assessing the gradients and widths of haul roads.
- Spillard Safety has undertaken mobile plant safety checks.
- The initiatives have been publicised internally.

These and other initiatives such as NVQs and traffic circulation plans, have resulted in much safer environments in quarries, and operators being better informed and professional in their daily duties.
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