LORRY SHEETING: ENVIRONMENTAL GAIN OR SAFETY HAZARD?

This paper discusses additional environmental responsibilities and legislation that have resulted in an increasing requirement for the sheeting of more lorries carrying quarry materials in the UK. It attempts to assess the risks of sheeting, and identify the solutions. Due to recent legislation, the number of sheeted vehicles rapidly tripled, and will probably rise by a further 60%. This additional sheeting will cost the quarry industry an estimated 7-8 million pounds more per year. Sheeted vehicles must result in less spillage and cleaner air near quarry sites. However, additional sheeting could increase accident risks, and quarry sites very rarely have facilities for desheeting lorries at the point of discharge. In 1993, the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) commissioned a subcommittee to produce a guidance note for sheeting and unsheeting. The article reviews this note, especially its assessments of six identified operational measures.

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    QUARRY MANAGERS' JOURNAL LTD

    7 REGENT STREET
    NOTTINGHAM,   United Kingdom  NG1 5BS
  • Authors:
    • ROTHERY, K
  • Publication Date: 1996-2

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 31-2,35-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM