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.