|Safer volumetric concrete delivery
|CEMEX conducted a series of trials with a volumetric vehicle in order to determine potential operational benefits. As part of this process, operational and maintenance personnel began to identify potential hazards and to look at where these could be reduced or eliminated.
Hazards were identified relating to working at height,
dangerous moving parts, manual handling, access/egress, and pedestrian and cyclist safety. Improvements included developing a full emergency stop system, which stops the control circuit, the 'donkey engine' and the vehicle engine; the addition of further guarding from moving chain drives and conveyors; and fitting a magnetic stop switch to the hinged ladder to prevent access to aggregate hoppers with either the truck or donkey engine running.
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Safer volumetric concrete delivery