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LOCATION: Transport ARTICLE YEAR 2013
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Morris & Perry
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Gurney Slade Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP888 COMPANY TEL: 01749 840441
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Audio warning system for tailgate operation
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

When two new tipper lorries were delivered to Gurney Slade Quarry they went through a risk assessment. The air operated tailboard was assessed as creating a potential hazard.

When operated from within the cab an operator might be unaware of a person within close proximity who would be at risk of injury. To minimise the risk of this happening, an audio warning system was installed that would give notice to anyone in the vicinity before the tailgate was lifted.

BENEFITS

• Potential hazard from tailgate operation is reduced
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