Best Practice

LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Huntsmans Quarries
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Naunton Quarry, Gloucestershire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP94 COMPANY TEL: 01451 850555
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Cleaning out below primary crusher
ARTICLE
The area below the impact primary crusher, around the conveyor tail drum, regularly builds up with dust and debris. To clear the space, an operative had to lock off the machinery and enter a restricted area to shovel out the waste in a crouched position.

To improve safety, the company designed a sump hole in the well and inserted a submersible pump, capable of pumping up to 20mm in size. This enables the area to be hosed down on a daily basis without entering the restricted space, and for the material to be pumped to a safe location for removal by a skidsteer loader. Only on rare occasions does an operative need to enter the restricted area when maintaining the tail drum, at which point the few larger pieces of material can be removed.
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