Best Practice

LOCATION: Waste ARTICLE YEAR 2013
ACTIVITY: Traffic management COMPANY: Myers Group
SUB ACTIVITY: No Sub Activity Available COMPANY LOCATION: Myers Skip Hire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP874 COMPANY TEL: 07766 086527
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Traffic management isn't a 'WASTE' of time
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DESCRIPTION

The H&S adviser and station manager at Myers waste transfer station conducted a traffic management survey due to concerns about safety. The site operatives were involved providing their feedback on issues and ideas for improvements. The following changes were then made:

• Automatic barriers were installed at both yard access points which gave operatives full control of traffic movements within their workspace

• A raised curb was installed at the entrance to help minimise the risk from a potential blind spot and create a divide between vehicles and operatives

• Site Rules on tipping, vehicle movements and ‘no go’ areas were developed with drivers & operatives.

• Skips were relocated allowing easier access for vehicle loading, unloading and reduced reversing

• Tasks involving operatives were relocated away from the traffic routes

• Standards of housekeeping were improved throughout the site

Please view images of changes in the additional pdf. The video explains a range of other initiatives implemented by the Myers Group that resulted in them being awarded the John Crabbe Memorial Trophy in 2013

BENEFITS

• Safer working environment with operatives controlling traffic movements and physical barriers between operatives and vehicles
• Site security improved and clear rules in place for all site users
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