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Question 778 August 2012

Man hole cover and frame inspection -avoiding manual handling injuries

We have had a small number of accidents involving people partially falling through man hole covers on our sites.

Does anyone know how we can inspect the covers without lifting them up to avoid manual handling injuries? We have been discussing sounding them out using a hammer.


The following 4 companies answered this question and 2 documents were supplied:

  • BT plc
  • De La Rue plc
  • Dixons Carphone
  • Lafarge Cement UK Ltd
  • "Lifting Mechanisms for footway covers"
  • "Photo of a Manhole cover lifting device"

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