|Chute handle for truck mixers
|During one of the regular SHE committee meetings at this Westbury concrete plant, an idea was developed for a device that eliminates the need for a truck mixer driver to stand at the rear of the truck as it unloads. The site Fitter and Batcher designed a folding handle that could easily be retro-fitted to the
chutes of all truck mixers irrespective of the type.
The handle removes the driver from the crush area completely but also enables him to move the chute to fully load a backacter bucket or the skip of a site dumper. It takes seconds to extend and folds away neatly on the side of the chute, or can be removed easily entirely. The simple design completely removes the risk of crush injury and is cost-effective. The handle can be home made or fabricated, at a cost of around £50 per unit.
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Chute handle for truck mixers