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Document ID (ISN)100871
CIS number 02-1923
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2535-4
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 009
Author(s) Roebuck B., Norton G.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safety of roll containers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. viii, 59p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
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Abstract Roll containers are half-pallet sized platforms, with four running castor wheels and a metallic cage used to contain goods during transport. They may be used to transport goods between a warehouse and a retail store, or within a supermarket to transport goods from the storeroom to the sales floor. Contents of this report on the safety of roll containers: causes of roll container accidents; advice on wheel and handle design to improve stability and to reduce the risk of accidents during handling; advice on loading limits for roll containers, including loading distribution; information on manual forces needed to move roll containers and how the loading affects these forces; recommendations on the use of tail lifts for use with roll containers. As part of this project, a video has also been produced as a training aid for both enforcement officers and industry, illustrating the factors involved in roll cage accidents and how these can be avoided.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; platforms; supermarkets; loading and unloading; storage; manual handling; container handling
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; warehousing; trucks; causes of accidents; stability
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Storage and warehousing
Retail industry