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LOCATION: Transport ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: CEMEX UK
SUB ACTIVITY: Product delivery COMPANY LOCATION: Attenborough House
BEST PRACTICE No: BP764 COMPANY TEL: 07771 838007
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Electric Winch Improvements to Aid the Safe Operation of Tugs and Barges
ARTICLE
Description of Entry

Quarried mineral is transported via tug and barge over 4 mile stretch of water to the plant for processing. Historically, tugs have been attached to barges with wire ropes, tensioned by manual winches which can need adjustment or re-tensioning 5 or 6 times a trip. This involves the operator leaving his cab, walking a narrow walkway to the front of the tug, and manually winding a winch. Cemex have introduced an electric winch that can be operated from within the tug.

Benefits

• The operation is more efficient and manoeuvrability is improved
• Removal of RSI issues and manual handling risks
• Operators can remain safely in their cabs
• In an emergency, the operator can safely disconnect the tug from the barge
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