Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2012
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Breedon Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Cloud Hill Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP809 COMPANY TEL: 01332 694010
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Safe access and egress to binder screen
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

Quarry fitters at Breedon Aggregate’s Cloud Hill Quarry raised the issue of very poor access to the quarry's main primary binder screen. They were required to access and maintain the top deck finger bars at least once per week with no real means of access. Ladders were used to gain access but as they were carrying tools, they were unable to maintain three points of contact.

The fitters and site management came up with the idea of creating a stairway and retractable steps to gain access and, in addition, installed a moveable/lockable gate mechanism to prevent falls from the end of the screen into the discharge chute.

BENEFITS

• Safe access and egress
• Protection against falls from height
• Improved manual handling of equipment onto screen
• Reduced maintenance time
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