|Document ID (ISN)||100871|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 009
||Roebuck B., Norton G.
Health and Safety Executive
||Safety of roll containers
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. viii, 59p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr009.pdf [in English]
||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.
||occupational safety; platforms; supermarkets; loading and unloading; storage; manual handling; container handling
||United Kingdom; report; warehousing; trucks; causes of accidents; stability
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Materials handling and storage
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Storage and warehousing