Monthly Archives - August 2015

Vacuum lifters suspended by Balfour

Balfour Beaty Suspend the use of vacuum lifters following M3 Fatality.

Use of lifters stopped until after investigation by senior managers.

All work involving remotely controlled vacuum excavators stopped

A Balfour spokesperson said “Coming so soon after a death in Hong Kong and after our UK-wide stand-down for safety on Friday, this tragic accident must remind us all again very strongly that we cannot take safety for granted.

 

Balfour Beaty will share learning from this tragic incident as soon as we are able to, but in the interim all work involving remotely controlled vacuum excavators has been stopped and not restarted until the points in the following alert can be satisfactorily implemented in full:

Site Leader Safety Call – Safety update_ fatal injury briefing

Vacuum Lifters

Guidance on the use of vacuum lifters and be found here