Topic 4 - Highly Commended
Quarry traffic management is always a large risky task.
There is a one-way traffic management system on site for quarry mobile plant and trucks, with some temporary demarked pedestrian routes, however, it was Breedon`s objective to further mitigate this risk by installing new permanent Armco barriers for the pedestrian routes and a traffic light systems for crossing points.
A joint decision from management and the H&S Team was made to upgrade pedestrian walkways and pedestrian-traffic interface.
The new Armco barriers provide better protection for pedestrians and give them clearly marked routes to access the quarry and plant. The pedestrian crossings provide a safe route between the office/batch cabin and asphalt plant, over the quarry exit road, for operatives, maintenance personnel and tanker drivers.
This step supports The Fatal 6 initiative by mitigating 3 of the 6 high consequence hazards.