|Audio warning system for tailgate operation
When two new tipper lorries were delivered to Gurney Slade Quarry they went through a risk assessment. The air operated tailboard was assessed as creating a potential hazard.
When operated from within the cab an operator might be unaware of a person within close proximity who would be at risk of injury. To minimise the risk of this happening, an audio warning system was installed that would give notice to anyone in the vicinity before the tailgate was lifted.
• Potential hazard from tailgate operation is reduced