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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2011
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Brett Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Lydd Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP794 COMPANY TEL: 07918 054793
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Musculo-skeletal risk minimisation
ARTICLE
Description of Entry

During a risk assessment review at Lydd, musculoskeletal risks were scored as high. The team identified moving lubricants into the store and moving gas bottles on-site as the highest risk activities.

Following a review, the lubricant requirement was consolidated into three main types which then justified these being delivered in bulk. New storage tanks were installed allowing bulk tanker deliveries directly into the storage tanks. The lubricant is dispensed from outside the store.

A special cage was fabricated that enabled gas bottles to be safely moved around the site by a telehandler.

Benefits

• The risk to musculo-skeletal health has been significantly reduced
• Awareness of musculo-skeletal risks has been raised
• The project has reinforced already high SHE behaviours at Lydd.
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New Lubricant Storage


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