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LOCATION: Mobile Plant ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Shepperton Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Shepperton Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP767 COMPANY TEL: 07740 631125
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Jump starting made safer
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Description

No-one wants to jump start equipment but sometimes it is necessary. The staff at Shepperton recognised this as a relatively high risk task. Following research of the issue, they fitted ‘ports’ so that machines could be jump started in safety. The ports are located on the outside of all machines. They allow one machine to be directly connected to another without having to make a direct connection to the batteries, removing the potential for a spark to ignite gasses from the battery and cause an explosion.

Benefits Following Introduction

• The potential for an explosion is eliminated
• Reduced musculo-skeletal risks as the terminals are on the exterior of all machines
• This idea has been taken up across Brett.
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