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Category: Quarries bulletin

Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Safety alert – Hydraulic injection injury

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The purpose of this safety alert is to raise awareness of the risks from hydraulic injection injury, after a maintenance fitter died from hydraulic injection injury sustained whilst tensioning the track of a piling rig.

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Safety notice – Mobile crushing plant

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

There is potential, on some mobile crushers, for unintended movement of a machine track if an earth/ground fault occurs because of damage to the outer sheath and insulation of the electrical cable that controls the proportional control valve for the track.

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Safety Notice – Rollover risk associated with the use of road vehicles in off-road applications in quarries

Monday, May 10, 2010

The use of any vehicle at a quarry will generally involve a risk of the vehicle overturning. Quarry edge protection should be designed to overturn a vehicle in order to arrest its progress if all other systems have failed.

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