Brush for cleaning hydromill cutter wheels

It is important that site management respond to and action safety concerns raised by their workforce. The dangers of manual handling should always be considered and reduced where possible.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • The Hydromill is used for the excavation of the D Wall panels.
  • During this process ‘muck’ such as clay remains attached to the hydromill cutter head.
  • To remove this ‘muck’ the site team were using hand tools to
    remove this material.
  • The site team raised this issue to site management, and their temporary works team designed a cleaning ‘brush’ which has been trialled on site.
  • The brush has reduced time spent cleaning the hydromill and led to safety benefits by reducing manual handling and exposure to Hand Arm Vibration.

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Monitor report. Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rourke (FLO) Tideway Central. London. October 2017.


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