Entry 21154 Finalist Fatal 1 and 2
Aggregate Industries Bardon Hill quarry produces over a million tonnes of asphalt per day. Between 50 to 60 trucks leave the site each day, the temperature of the asphalt load is checked by a technician using a heat probe. Prior to taking the heat measurement, the technician made contact with the driver positioned by the gantry and either asked him for his keys or indicated that he needed permission from the technician before moving on. There had been a number of incidents where the driver had moved on without permission exposing the technician to potential injury.
Following a risk assessment of the activity, it was decided to put in place a safe system of work for temperature measurement and sampling of asphalt and/or aggregates from delivery vehicles.
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