Safety and health in dock work

Second edition. Revised code of practice relating to occupational safety at ports and occupational health of dockers, with particular reference to cargo handling - covers general provisions for safe means of access to ships, freight containers, technical aspect of lifting equipment, warehouses, handling of toxic substances, safety training, medical examinations, reporting system for occupational accidents, etc. Illustrations and references.

Code of practice | 01 January 1977
This code takes account of developments in dock work during the 2 decades since the first 1958 edition (e.g. freight containers, "Ro-Ro" system, sophisticated lifting and loading equipment in new ocean terminals). It is intended for use both in conventional and modern dock facilities. Contents: definitions; lighting, hand tools, fire protection; access to ships and holds; lifting appliances and other cargo-handling appliances; mobile cranes; ship's cargo pulley blocks; ship's derricks; winches; wire rope; man-made and natural fibre rope; pulley blocks for fibre ropes; ship's cargo lifts; movement of vehicles on board ship; freight container terminals (access, etc.); vacuum lifting devices; magnetic lifting devices; fork-lift trucks; loose gear; flat belt slings; stacking and storage; warehouses; dock railways; dangerous substances and environments; personal protective equipment; medical aid; occupational health services; personal facilities; selection and training of dockworkers; safety and health organisation; reporting and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases. Appendices: testing and inspection of lifting appliances and loose gear; test loading; factor of safety; steel quality grade mark; heat treatment of wrought iron; marking of single-sheave blocks.