New JCB bucket which mitigates risk of disturbing cables

Contractors must take extra care when conducting excavation works, as the risk of disturbing underground cables presents a safety risk and possible increased costs.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • The site purchased a new JCB bucket called a Rhinoxbuckets Uni-Tusk blade, which is designed not to disturb cables it may come across in trenches.
  • The shape of the bucket, with its single rounded edge blade, prevents it ‘hooking under’ the cable and makes it glide over the top instead.
  • This ensures a safer method of excavation trenches as currently an estimated 60,000 underground cable strikes occur every year, putting the operative in danger.

For more information, click the resource below.

See a video of the system in place:

Link to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg1jpoeJY24


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Monitor report. Northern Gas Networks. West Yorkshire. September 2017.


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