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Health & Safety recommendations

YOU ARE ADVISED TO READ OUR RECOMMENDATIONS BEFORE TAKING A DELIVERY

HEALTH & SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS WHEN WORKING WITH READY MIXED CONCRETE SEP 2016

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION.

Classified as hazardous (irritant) in accordance with the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations

Ready mixed concrete is a mixture of a cementitious material, fine and coarse aggregate, water, admixtures and/or additives.

Wet concrete can cause serious alkali burns if in direct contact with skin or eyes.

Wet concrete can present a hazard to health by skin contact, ingestion, inhalation of dust, and manual handling.

Wet concrete can cause both dermatitis and burns. 

 

Personal Protection

Protective clothing must be worn, covering the whole body and you should consider the use of suitable gloves when handling wet cement.   Outer clothing should be waterproof. Wear impermeable boots to protect feet. Goggles should be worn if there is a risk of product entering eyes. If concrete comes into contact with eyes irrigate with lots of wash solution or clean water, and seek immediate medical attention. If wet cement comes into contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water.  Exposure to dust should be eliminated where possible for example by purchasing ready mixed concrete. Wearing dust masks may be beneficial. If concrete saturates clothing or enters gloves or boots remove the articles immediately and wash before wearing again.

The use of skin barrier cream and aftercare products is recommended.

Seek medical advice if dust irritates the nose and throat or if any sign of burn or skin irritation occurs

 

Plant & Machinery

Misuse of plant & machinery can be extremely dangerous, and poses a very serious risk of injury/death. 

Only Concrete Taxi Ltd trained personnel may operate our plant & machinery. Guards and cut-off valves are in place to cover and stop all moving parts.  Our vehicles are clearly marked with warning signs. Concrete Taxi Ltd staff is trained to notice changes in the dispatch, and are able to react and stop production immediately. The batching process is at all times overseen by our trained staff, and not left unattended.  Our staff will only operate our own equipment.

Site Safety

Disorderly sites and poor organisation can result in serious injury/death.

Plan and organise delivery areas before work commences.  High visibility clothing and safety wear should be worn.  Delivery may be refused if the proposed delivery site is deemed unsafe to us or you. We may refuse delivery if we feel the ground is too weak to withstand our vehicles weight.  We are normally able to overcome accessibility problems via our barrowing service. You may be requested to sign a disclaimer before receiving a delivery for certain sites.

Manual Handling

Working with concrete poses risks such as sprains and strains, particularly to the back, arms and shoulders. Manual handling of heavy loads should be avoided.  Where manual handling does take place, you should assess the risks and adopt appropriate risk control measures.  All Concrete Taxi Ltd staff have received manual handling training.  We supply wheelbarrows and chutes as an aid to moving concrete.  Our staff is trained in the use of this equipment.

Communication

Where possible we obtain site contact details in advance of delivery.  Upon arrival at site, we will seek to liaise with contact as to where, how and when concrete to be dispatched.  Communicating to agree best approach with customer enables safest form of delivery possible considering need, environment, workers and the general public.

 

 

The purpose of our recommendations is to identify the potential hazards in the workplace, on-site, and to the general public.  The following measures are in place in so far as is reasonably practical, to reduce the risk of damage to short & long term health.  Our recommendations are subject to continuing review and monitoring.  Changes may be made and implemented at any time. Additional and detailed information about health & safety issues & advice can be found at the HSE’s website

www.hse.gov.ukt

We are located at:

Concrete Taxi Limited

Bretton Street

Dewsbury

WF12 9DB

 

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Tel. 01924 69 41 41 

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