Steelworks cleaner wins praise for scrap metal suggestion

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Apr 2017

A CONTRACTOR cleaner on the British Steel works has won praise by suggesting scrap metal should be picked up by magnets and not manually.

Employees of the firm Interserve used to pick up scrap metal in the billet caster on the Scunthorpe site for recycling.

Burning torches were used to break up the scrap into sizeable chunks, which were then lifted into the bucket of an excavator.

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Supervisor Carl McClurey, however, pointed out the man-handling carried the risk of fingers being trapped or muscular-skeletal issues.

Now, trials with two magnets have proved successful and have been adopted as standard practise and could be used in other areas on the site.



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