|Dumptruck and excavator access retrofit
|The team at Mountsorrel Quarry introduced three changes to reduce the risk of falls from its fleet of vehicles.
Each operator was provided with a back pack designed to accommodate a flask, lunch box, newspaper and mobile phone, so that drivers could maintain three points of contact when entering and exiting vehicles.
Improved access steps were retrofitted to all vehicles. Those with the highest risk of falls were retrofitted first.
A decision was made by Quarry management that all new plant would be fitted with an improved access safety system.
There have been no reported incidents involving mobile plant at all since the programme started.