Best Practice

LOCATION: Transport ARTICLE YEAR 2012
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: Midland Quarry Products
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Cliffe Hill Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP846 COMPANY TEL: 07968 544064
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Improved lorry washing facilities
ARTICLE
Description

MQP recognised that drivers required a safer method of washing their vehicle bodies rather than a ground based hose which encouraged potentially unsafe behaviour and created muddy and slippery conditions.

A small ‘safer by design’ working group comprising of franchise drivers, the transport manager and operations developed a solution which has been implemented. The result is a better drained area, improved hard standing and a wash out platform erected to direct water into the vehicle body.

Benefits

• Removes risk of falls from height due to driver climbing on vehicle body
• Eliminates slip and trip hazards from inadequately drained area and trailing hose
• Increased visibility to allow drivers to see and wash inside the lorry body in safety
• Eliminates possible entrapment by reducing the need to raise the vehicle body
• Cleaner working environment
• Engagement of drivers and others in developing a solution enhances safety culture.
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