Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2010
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Tarmac Limited
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Borras Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP738 COMPANY TEL: 07702 933550
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Refilling of water bowser
ARTICLE
Description

The handling of water pipes creates a potential manual handling hazard each time the water bowser has to be refilled. With such heavy and cumbersome pipes, the procedure was reviewed and an engineering solution put in place to eliminate the handling element in the operation and automate the process. The tractor operator can control and automatically lower the bowser fill pipe into the cone and pump water into the bowser.

Benefits

Elimination of manual handling activity reduces the of risk of injury whilst carrying out the task and eliminates the risk of slips, trips and falls.
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