Safety first

‘Get home safely’ was the subject of this autumn's Aggregate Industries Safety Events.

Nynas were invited to join the events which took place at various sites around the country, and Paul Lamb, Nynas UK & WE HSSE Manager, was only too happy to provide training on the safe delivery of bitumen. 

“The topic included what sites can do to assist the driver, what actions should be taken in the case of emergency, how to deal with a driver who has come into contact with bitumen and how to shut down the tanker”, he says. “The bitumen discharge permit has become an important part of the bitumen delivery process, and this was also discussed in some detail.”

Other topics covered during the day were lifting, maintenance, general site health and safety awareness, in particular fire safety, and on-site risk assessment. 

“The day was both thought-provoking and informative. The well-structured delivery gave all members of staff, both old and new, the tools they need to prioritise safety and ensure that we all get home safely”, Lamb concludes.

Projects

Sokndal, Norway

The recently opened Motorcenter Norway offers everything from go-carting to drag racing. Nynas was involved in the project by supplying Nypol HF 105, a polymer-modified bitumen ideal for pavements that are subjected to high stresses.

Projects

Gothenburg, Sweden

The Älvsborg Bridge spans the estuary of the Göta Älv river at the entrance to Gothenburg and the biggest port in Scandinavia. The bridge, officially opened in 1966, has a total length of 930 m and a suspended span of 418 m. To guarantee the bridge's functionality and extend its useful life, extensive maintenance work has been under way since 2019, the third and final stage being completed this summer.

Talking point

Road infrastructure in North-Western Europe

Even though many successful road projects have been completed in Western Europe in recent years, the durability and availability of the road infrastructure needs to be improved.

Interview

Paving the way for asphalt 4.0

Digitalisation is making inroads in the asphalt industry. The latest Eurasphalt & Eurobitume (E&E) Congress was held virtually in June. It was a success, but the next E&E event will allow industry stakeholders to meet face-to-face.

Noted

All the key players are working together to achieve the best possible result.

Katri Eskola, Specialist Road Maintenance Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Talking point: The COVID-19 pandemic


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