The Volumetric Industry demonstrates its commitment to a safe and responsible future with the publication of its first industry charter
The BSA was established in 2007 with the objective of representing the interests of operators of Mobile Batching Plants. These vehicles deliver on-site materials quickly, and flexibly, often to sites with limited access where other vehicles cannot get in.
The new Charter
The new Charter, which was originally handed out to BSA Members in May, represents an evolution of the Association’s original Code of Practice, which has been maintained and updated since the BSA’s formation in 2007.
The Charter clearly sets out the legal status of volumetrics and provides best practice guidance in a number of areas including vehicle maintenance, safe loading and un-loading as well as driver training. It also provides specific guidelines on the introduction of under-run bars to increase cycle safety.
The Declaration, which all BSA Members must abide by, confirms that members will, amongst other requirements:
• Undertake regular maintenance safety inspections
• Daily pre-use inspections
• Will not operate vehicles over design weight
• Operatives will be HGV qualified and receive annual refresher training.
The Batched on Site Association is committed to promoting high industry standards and providing the latest information within the UK Mobile Batching Plant sector. For more information visit www.batchedonsite.org. The new industry charter will be on there soon for everyone to see so watch out for it!