|Replacing mobile plant windscreens and related tasks
Whilst completing a risk assessment of replacing a windscreen on a loading shovel it became very obvious that a satisfactory ‘safe method of working’ was not easily achieved and that there was still a high level of risk involved in the task.
The team felt passionately that a proper structure would significantly reduce the risks associated with the task. The team held several ‘brain storming’ sessions to come up with a solution, including a discussion with an approved tyre company engineer.
A working drawing was produced and the team fabricated and built a platform gantry, using materials left over from maintenance tasks.
• Ability to access the cab’s windscreen with a sure footing and the engineer can work safely at height
• Substantially reduces the manual handling risk