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Document ID (ISN)76498
CIS number 01-563
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Docks Information Sheet No.7
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe working on top of containers on board ship
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2000. 4p. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This information note gives practical guidance to working safely on the top of containers on ships. As the use of freight containers for transporting cargo at sea has grown, larger ships have been introduced which carry containers not only in holds but stacked on the deck. A fall from a stack can result in serious injury or death. Main topics covered: legal requirements, safe working methods; fall prevention systems; adverse weather conditions; training and instruction; construction, maintenance and use of access and safety equipment.
Descriptors (primary) protection against falls from heights; dock work; ships; work at height; container handling; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) anchoring devices; safety guides; data sheet; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Water transportation