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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2012
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Breedon Aggregates Ltd
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Corby Asphalt and Concrete Plant
BEST PRACTICE No: BP833 COMPANY TEL: 01332 694010
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Automated concrete mixer wash-out diverter chute
ARTICLE
Description

At Breedon Aggregate’s concrete mixer plant the drivers raised concerns regarding the site wash-out facilities and in particular, the state of the floor beneath the concrete mixer pan. The method of cleaning out the pan mixer resulted in a mixture of aggregates and cement paste falling on the floor creating a slips, trips and fall hazard. The solution to this problem was an above ground wash-out bay combined with an automated retractable mixer wash-out chute. The chute enables the mixer washed-out material to be fed directly into the bay rather than onto the floor.

Benefits

• Significantly reduced floor contamination reducing risks
• Easier to clean the mixer resulting in improved maintenance
• Improved environmental conditions
• Less cleaning up at the end of the day for the batcher.

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