Best Practice

LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2010
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: CEMEX UK
SUB ACTIVITY: Product delivery COMPANY LOCATION: Local Asphalt - Liverpool
BEST PRACTICE No: BP682 COMPANY TEL: 0151 4899791
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Safety audit on 'collect' vehicles
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

Local Asphalt operates an asphalt-collect business and has numerous customers collecting various materials from their sites. There was a need to ensure all customers and vehicles were safe and fit for purpose and that the company’s site rules and policies were understood.

A programme was put in place that included the following:

Drivers were taught a ‘3-point contact’ message when getting in and out of vehicles and they were encouraged to
promote and sign up to a 12-point safety essentials programme

All vehicles and drivers to be re-audited every six months

Site rules and policies were distributed and the content explained

A PPE examination of all customers and visitors was established

Identification and actioning of problem people and vehicles

Overall control of vehicles

Recording all details, defects and improvements to pass on best practices

Involvement of all staff and customers.

BENEFITS

Customers now have a clear understanding of the safety procedures and what represents good practice. The involvement of staff and customers has helped improve the attitude to safety of all those who have participated
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