Safety on Site

Our aim is to deliver quality materials to your site, reliably and with absolute safety. All our drivers are given intensive safety training and have a personal target of zero accidents at work.

Clear and unambiguous signs should be displayed at site entrances with adequate on-site controls in place to ensure safe passage through to the discharge point.

Ramps used by tippers or truck-mixers should be formed with compacted material, which provides a safe and stable delivery platform. The ramp should be wide enough to allow for safe reversing manoeuvres and driver access to the side and rear of vehicle with an adequate stop block in place. All reversing should be controlled. Tippers should not attempt to tip on a sideways slope of more than 7% (1 in 14).

Ensure you have identified overhead obstructions such as power cables, low entrances, and telephone cables.

Consider height restriction markers where applicable.

A trained banksman on site will greatly assist our deliveries and ensure you get your materials where you want them in a safe, controlled manner.

Where possible, segregate pedestrians from vehicles and cars from delivery vehicles. Create dedicated car parking areas, signpost traffic routes and keep them totally free of obstructions.

Hard hats, high viz jackets and safety boots should be mandatory on site. Eye and ear protection, along with overalls and gloves may also be necessary. Make sure all site personnel are aware of what is required.

DELIVERY TO SKIP OR DUMPER: The vehicle must be stationary and on stable ground with the driver in a safe position. The ground to the rear of the truck should be flat, stable and free of any obstruction.

Apply handbrake to the dumper before discharge. Access to the side of the vehicle should be unobstructed, with a clear area provided to allow for any manoeuvring of the receiving vehicle or skip. All movements should be controlled. In the case of crane skips, the driver must not act as banksman or be involved with skip landing. The truck driver must remain in a safe position at all times.

DELIVERY TO PUMP: The pump should be in a fixed position and on stable ground. The truck discharge position should be clear of all obstructions and of hard standing. The driver must have adequate workspace to operate the mixer discharge and to communicate with the pump operator.

TRENCH FILL: This requires unobstructed access on stable ground, with the discharge distance from the trench dependent on ground conditions and trench support method. The minimum distance is one metre from the trench. There should always be safe and unobstructed access to the side and rear of vehicle.

CONCRETE BURNS: Do not stand in, or handle concrete unless you have adequate personal protective clothing. Provide washing facilities for all site personnel.