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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2012
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Bardon Asphalt, Back Lane
BEST PRACTICE No: BP802 COMPANY TEL: 07740 934447
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Hot storage cleaning
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

Operatives at Bardon’s Back Lane asphalt plant were spending 5-6hrs every month cleaning the storage bin tops to avoid excessive build ups of spillage. This spillage hardens on top of the bins and requires regular cleaning with jack hammers and shovels. This involves working at height whilst using vibrating tools and shovels with all the additional hazards this entails.

Their solution to this problem was to trace heat the tops of the bins and then plate with stainless steel.

BENEFITS

• Cleaning is now completed only using shovels for to 10-15 minutes every couple of months
• Eliminated the need to use vibrating jack hammers
• Reduced risk of falls and manual handling injuries
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