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Document ID (ISN)109837
CIS number 09-941
ISBN(s) 1-85330-022-5
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Research Paper No.4
Author(s) Alexander J., Compton M., Wubbeling J.
Title Container top safety - Lashing and other related matters
Bibliographic information International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA), 71 Broadway, London SW8 1SH, United Kingdom, May 1999. 132p. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract This report addresses the important issue of safe working on top of containers. It updates and completes the information provided in an earlier edition published in 1989 (see CIS 91-1707). It extends the scope to include problems associated with lashing and several other issues associated with work on tops of containers. Contents: international and national legal requirements and guidance; container securing systems; means of access to the tops of containers; container top working; future; conclusions; recommendations. Appendices include several guidance documents and safety codes published by third parties, as well as a summary of the findings of a survey undertaken in 1998 on container top safety.
Descriptors (primary) dock work; transport containers; mechanical hazards; role of insurance institutions; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) protection against falls from heights; safety devices; securing of loads; ladders and other means of access; safety by design; harnesses; safety training in industry; safety guides; questionnaire survey
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Water transportation