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LOCATION: Cement ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Tarmac Limited
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Buxton Lime & Cement
BEST PRACTICE No: BP758 COMPANY TEL: 01298 768404
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Managing major cement plant shutdown with 20 contracting companies
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Description

Tunstead cement plant undertakes an annual maintenance shutdown lasting about a month. Over 200 contractors employing a range of specialist skills are used during the shutdown.

In 2011, a more holistic approach was adopted to improve the safety standards during the shutdown. Planning commenced seven months prior to the shutdown. The range of initiatives
included:

Reviewing all contractor risk assessments and method statements

Site and task specific inductions for all contractors utilising a competency assessment so that no contractor would be allocated work where he or she had no demonstrable competence.

Benefits

Consistent and highly visible (on contractor database) standard of contractor induction

No significant conflict with contractors – the project progressed smoothly and without incident

Contractors could be matched to tasks by the use of the competency matrix

No lost time injuries.
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