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LOCATION: Marine & ship to shore ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: J Clubb
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Denton Marine Works, Kent
BEST PRACTICE No: BP224 COMPANY TEL: 01474 355894
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Idler replacement tool
ARTICLE
An original design by members of staff at Denton Marine Works in Gravesend has eliminated the most hazardous operation at the site – replacing the 18kg and 1.45 metre-long jetty return idlers from within the jetty latticework.

Deputy health and safety officer, Ian Rayner, made an initial sketch of a tool, acting as an extending arm, which can be used to move the idler from the safety of the walkway. This was then developed by other employees into a prototype and tested in the workshop.

The process now involves:

• raising the belt using a tool that straddles the conveyor

• hooking the idler tool onto the far-side idler support bracket

• sliding the new idler along the three props

• raising the new idler into position using the tool.
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