Vehicle unloading mechanism

Site safety is a primary focus and can always be improved through the continuous development of safety systems, monitoring and technology.

There is always room to improve the level of safety on site, whether it be large or small scale projects.

Technology combined with improved working methods can be a highly influential collaboration to raise safety standards for the workforce.

One site implemented a new, simple technology method to ensure a higher level of site safety when unloading vehicles:

  • A special unloading procedure using a MEWP and lifting clutch avoids the need for operative assistance at the rear of the vehicle when unloading deliveries;
  • Once the securing straps have been detached, the operative on the MEWP can easily position the load using a lifting clutch without leaving the safety of the MEWP;
  • Once in position the FLT driver can finally move it off the vehicle safely and with higher precision;
  • This procedure avoids the risks to the workforce by eliminating delivery load falls and airbag precautions that would otherwise normally be adopted.

For more information on this technique, see the resource below.

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Monitor report. Galliford Try Building - Southern. East Sussex. February 2016


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