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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2013
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Wienberger Ltd
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Sandtoft
BEST PRACTICE No: BP879 COMPANY TEL: 01427 871200
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Eliminating confined space working for maintenance of septic tank pump
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

Sandoft wanted to eliminate the need for an operator to enter a septic tank at six monthly intervals to service and if necessary replace a pump. In addition to confined space working there was the added potential hazard of methane being present.

After reviewing a number of options, they installed a duck foot and slide system on rails that could be winched out on chains clear of the confined space. The pump and its electrical connections could be worked on at ground level before lowering it back into place.

BENEFITS

• No confined space working
• Regular maintenance easier and more safely performed
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