|Access to the primary crusher cabin
|All workers at this site are required to access the primary cabin, but the three ways of doing so each caused safety concerns:
1. Walking under the main conveyor belt – posed possible slips / trips; any spillage from the belt could fall on pedestrians; and pedestrians could touch the moving belt.
2. Walking up the existing steps – although technically safe with steps and handrails of a good factory-made standard, there was the possibility of pedestrians entering whilst the rock breaker was working.
3. Walk around the yard to gain access via a conveyor walkway – means walking through part of the stockyard and therefore near machinery and haulage movements.
The solution was to build a walkway which, although a simple idea, helped eliminate a number of issues related to pedestrians.