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LOCATION: Mobile Plant ARTICLE YEAR 2012
ACTIVITY: Working at Height COMPANY: Hanson UK
SUB ACTIVITY: COMPANY LOCATION: Shap Beck Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP807 COMPANY TEL: 01628 774100
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Low level refuelling system
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Description

Following an upgrade to an 87 tonne excavator at Shap Beck Quarry, it quickly became apparent that re-fuelling the larger machine was potentially hazardous as the operator who had to climb onto machine to access the filling point and drag the fuel line up with him. A new fuelling point has been installed that includes a dry break connector and enables the machine to be refuelled at ground level. The system, developed by Banlaw Systems, also includes an automatic cut off.

Benefits

• Both working at height and manual handling risks have been removed
• The chance of fuel spillage has been eliminated
• The operators can refuel without being exposed to the elements
• Fuel cannot be stolen from the tank
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