An experienced driver recently fractured two fingers when they were trapped in the hinge of a truckmixer discharge chute. This type of incident was relatively common a few years ago before finger guards were fitted onto the vehicles. Details of the incident and key review points are included in the attached Alert.
As you read through the Safety Alert it is worthwhile considering the opportunities to prevent the injury… would it have been avoided if a moment had been taken to Stop & Think?, were previous chances to Step In missed?, do Visible Felt Leadership tours look at maintenance as well as day to day production activities?
Please discuss this Safety Alert with relevant employees and contractors, in particular, truckmixer drivers, taking the opportunity to remind everyone to look after themselves and each other. Please also post the Alert on relevant notice boards.