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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Francis Flower
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Guerney Slade
BEST PRACTICE No: BP766 COMPANY TEL: 01749 841 500
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Mechanical chute closing device
ARTICLE
Description

To alter the flow of material through a feed chute involved an individual trying to manipulate a steel plate located eight feet off the ground. The operation was undertaken several times a day. It was a very strenuous activity sometimes requiring a sledge hammer. It was undertaken in a poorly lit, noisy and cramped space with the potential for a fall.

The plant fitter designed, fabricated and installed a system that replaced the steel plate with a cut off slide that can be slid in and out by the use of a chain pulley system operated from ground level.

Benefits

• The feed control can be made quickly and accurately
• There is no manual handling
• The risk of a fall has been removed
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