Best Practice

LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2010
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete Ltd
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: M25 J29 Cricklewood RMPs
BEST PRACTICE No: BP712 COMPANY TEL: 07896 233199
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Where are we going? - A clear direction for contractors on site
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Description

The Cricklewood RMP is a very busy, small site with a large number of vehicle movements. As a result, the company has strict traffic management on site to ensure that vehicles are kept separate from pedestrians, mobile plant and other road vehicles.

To ensure that all drivers know the rules of engagement at the plant a handout has been developed with a plant schematic and site rules, that is given to all drivers delivering to the site. Topics covered include parking areas, speed limits, locations of H&S equipment and safe parking areas,
stocking bays and delivery points.

A sign-off sheet is provided to confirm that the rules, and the possible consequences should they not be adhered to, are understood. All the rules and systems are supported by signage placed around site.

This simple tool was so effective that it has been used at the M25 Junction 29 mobile site plant. At this plant, a strict one way system is in force with plant drive-through facilities to ensure that reversing on-site is kept to a minimum. The sign-off sheet is also used.

Benefits

There have been several benefits to the introduction of the hand-out and sign-off sheets

1.Drivers can see clearly the traffic management routes on site

2. Plant personnel have confidence that delivery drivers know what routes to take around the plant

3. As well as traffic management, fire safety/assembly points are highlighted

4. Pedestrian footpaths are clearly identified.
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