We are proud to announce that Demix Béton was the Bronze Winner for the company 2015 President’s Awards for OH&S Excellence. This achievement is the testimony of our employees’ commitment to safety and their desire to keep their workplace safe.
Rescue System for Confined Space Entry
by Réjean Deschênes, Nicolas Dussault, Louis Lauzon and Éric Thériault
Demix Béton, LaSalle Plant
The objective of this project was to ensure that the mechanics at the LaSalle Demix Béton Plant had effective equipment and clear procedures to evacuate anyone from the mixer in the event of an incident during cleaning or maintenance work.
A new and more effective emergency evacuation system was developed and put in place. The solution, which was developed internally, comprised of completely changing mixer access, adding specific equipment to lift access doors, the implementation of an emergency extraction system as well as the improvement of procedures for confined space entry and related operations. This was made possible by a thorough analysis of the problem, careful research and by consulting with subject matter experts—suppliers, specialists and engineers. This comprehensive approach led to a solution that met the needs of the team.
This process demonstrated the importance of taking the required time to find the right solution, to be open to new ideas, to not be afraid to ask questions and to reach out to experts.