Best Practice

LOCATION: Marine & ship to shore ARTICLE YEAR 2009
ACTIVITY: Worker Involvement COMPANY: Hanson
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Frindsbury, Kent
BEST PRACTICE No: BP648 COMPANY TEL: 01622 679461
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
New process plant project management
ARTICLE
The knowledge and experience of production workers at Hanson’s Frindsbury Wharf on the Medway in Kent played a vital part in incorporating safety improvements into a new sand and gravel processing plant at the site.

The site-based personnel outlined their requirements, focusing on problems they had experienced with the old plant and would want to see improved. These were passed on to the designers.

The project team visited other sites, seeking best practice. Once contractors were appointed the project team met monthly, with continued involvement from production staff.

Improvements included easier access to all areas, facilities for eliminating manual handling, additional power points to eliminate trailing cables and protected areas to prevent falls from height. The project was completed on budget and during the demolition and erection phases there were no lost time injuries.
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