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Document ID (ISN)55269
CIS number 91-84
ISBN(s) 0-11-883983-7
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission, Printing Industry Advisory Committee
Title Safe handling of materials in the printing industry
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1988. 24p. Illus. 35 ref. Price: GBP 5.00.
Abstract This document describes a strategy to reduce injuries caused by incorrect manual handling operations in the printing industry. Details are also given of an employee training programme. The hazards involved in the handling and storage of pallets and reels are explained and recommendations given on safe working practices. Advice is also given on the safe operation of lift and clamp trucks, powered conveyors, various types of lifting equipment including vehicle tail lifts, scissor lifts, slings, ropes and chains, and reel conveyor systems. An outline is given of the legislation relevant to health and safety in printing works.
Descriptors (primary) materials handling; printing industry; training material; mechanical hazards; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) conveyors; legal aspects; manual lifting; reeled materials handling; paper ream handling; safety guides; manual handling; fork-lift trucks; lifting equipment; safety training in industry; pallets
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Printing, photography and photocopying industry