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LKAB Prepares for 12 Hour Stop in Malmberget

Mining News - Published on Tue, 14 Jul 2020

Image Source: LKAB Malmberget
Regularly scheduled maintenance stops are conducted in the manufacturing industry to ensure quality and safety in the work environment, to meet regulatory requirements and to minimize the risk for unforeseen and costly downtime. The next planned maintenance stop at LKAB will take place on July 15th in Malmberget. The risk and impact assessment for the maintenance stop will be augmented with local measures to minimize the risk for the spread of covid-19. About 90 contractors will work during the twelve-hour summer stop in the sorting and concentrating plants in Malmberget on July 15th. Some 10–15 persons are from nearlying municipalities, for example, Kiruna.

As with all planned downtime for maintenance, a risk and impact assessment is always prepared. This year, a much broader approach has been taken to current measures due to the prevailing pandemic and the spread of infection that flared up in Gällivare municipality in early June.

Based on the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations, further local measures are planned for the twelve-hour stop. Great emphasis is placed on creating conditions for maintaining good hand hygiene through extra toilets, extra sinks, distribution of bottles of disinfectant and provide more frequent cleaning.The different working groups are kept separate in the plants and each company has its own rest areas. Current directives are communicated to all concerned both before and during the stop. Safety officers, supervisors and fire brigades make safety rounds inside and outside the plants.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 14 Jul 2020
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