One of our hauliers, Sarah McLaughlin, ‘Stepped In’ last Tuesday to prevent a potential rollover. Sarah was delivering material on CEMEX’s behalf into our Readymix Bradford Plant.
Ronnie Simpson, Commercial Haulage Manager, takes up the story: “When Sarah was starting the tip she immediately noticed the trailer starting to lean to the one side and stopped, lowered the body and checked the load which had been loaded severely to the one side. At that point she contacted her transport office who then dispatched their mechanics to attend to safely level the load. The load was then safely tipped at our outlet.
We have since made contact with Humberside Aggs Operations and discussed the near miss. We provided them with guidance and information relating to our recent Rollover campaign and official video, as well as loading best practice guidelines, which they intend to use and cascade to their staff on site. Additionally, they will consider installing a weighbridge camera to look into vehicles and potential viewing platform space/cost permitting.
Humberside were very positive on our approach and welcomed our support.
Thanks go to Garry Blakeston, Batcher, and Roger Taylor, RMX Ops Manager Cluster 7, for raising the alert so that we could then fully follow-up, and also Sarah for being on the ball and alert.”