Best Practice

LOCATION: Concrete products ARTICLE YEAR 2012
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Creagh concrete products
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Company wide
BEST PRACTICE No: BP843 COMPANY TEL: 028 796 50500
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Correct lifting and stacking of flooring products
ARTICLE
Description

Creagh Concrete recognised a problem with the lifting and stacking of their pre-stressed and hollowcore flooring on some supply-only projects. In extreme cases, this created the potential for a damaged slab falling whilst being lifted, a serious hazard for anyone involved.

The company created a pictorial guide covering the handling and installation of hollowcore units, floor slabs and stairs. The guide incorporated information covering topics such as how to transport
and store products, the types of lifters to be used and the correct sequencing of pre-stressed flooring. It also included direct contact numbers for advice on both health and safety and technical issues.

In addition to producing the guide for customers, they also attach a label with key safety information to every slab produced.

Benefits

• Reduced risk of injuries due to failures when stacking or installing
• Reduced level of damage to products
• Enhanced relationship and communications with customers
• Customers’ operations are more efficient with less wastage and delays due to product damage
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