|Safe vehicle and plant jump start
|An injury to an employee sustained whilst jump starting a quarry vehicle was discussed at the weekly safety committee meeting in order to find a safer method of work.
A quarry supervisor suggested fitting safety plugs which eliminate contact with the batteries, whilst a contractor suggested Anderson plugs.
Anderson plugs are a mirror of each other and are simple to assemble.
There is no male and female and one simply connects into the other of the same amperage. The plugs push together to form a very solid and reliable connection.
Following a successful trial on a small quarry vehicle, the plugs were fitted to other vehicles and mobile plant around the quarry.