Albion Stone are committed to Mine safety

19/03/2018 • News

As part of our ongoing commitment to Health & Safety, we held a training day on Thursday 15th March 2018 for our Mine Rescue Team.

It covered:

  • Breathing Apparatus
    - examination of apparatus
    - high pressure leakage test
    - inhalation & exhalation valve test
  • Wearer's testing procedure
  • Donning procedure
  • Coupling up procedure
  • Team captain's inspections
  • 30 day maintenance

The exercise involved the team going into Jordans Mine and recovering a live casualty on a Sked stretcher. They also practiced the entrapment procedure, this is something they would do if they became trapped underground in an irrespirable atmosphere, it involves sitting down quietly and drip-feed oxygen to themselves which makes the breathing apparatus last very much longer. 

In addition to this, Kelly Matthews & Danny Hilton attended a 'Working Well Together' course held by the HSE.

The awareness course covers the safe use of ladders & scaffolding, asbestos awareness, dust/silica, manual handling and fire risk assessments.

Albion Stone, a fourth generation family business pride ourselves on having a helpful and skilled workforce as well as modern and traditional manufacturing process to enable us to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.