Health & Safety / Transport
HSE research has shown that unsafe loads on vehicles cost UK businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods each year. Vehicles carrying unrestrained loads are also a safety risk to their drivers and other staff involved in loading and unloading them. On the road they also pose a danger to other road users and the public at large. An unrestrained load can significantly increase the risk of vehicle rolling over or spilling its load onto the highway.
Since the withdrawal of HSE Guidance INDG 396 ‘Transporting paper safely’, CPI has been actively involved in working with HSE / HSL and other interested parties in reviewing current load securing practices.
Current PABIAC Strategy Objective 3 – Vehicle, Material Movement and Storage Stability
Workplace Transport Industry Guidance
To assist all Member sites in working towards achieving Objective 3 ‘Vehicle, Material Movement and Storage Stability’ in the PABIAC Strategy, the PABIAC Corrugated Industry Delivery Committee (CIDC) has produced a good practice workplace transport guidance document.
The guidance has been developed to help identify the main hazards associated with vehicle movement in a corrugated plant, to assess existing control measures and to suggest, using examples of good practices, how to implement additional control measures. While primarily aimed at the corrugated sector, there are many aspects of the guidance which can be applied across all sectors.
The guidance is designed to follow the questions in HSG136 ‘Site inspection: Workplace transport checklist’ and where practical provide visual examples of good practices against some of the questions.
> Workplace Transport Industry Guidance
> Workplace Transport Photographs