This short guide is to help those involved in warehousing and storage to reduce the number of injuries and cases of occupational ill health. It contains simple advice that you should be able to apply to your business. You can find more information in Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety HSG76. The main causes of accidents in warehousing and storage are: slips and trips; manual handling; work at height; vehicles in and around the warehouse; and moving or falling objects. There may be other risks on your site that you should also consider.
Case study - Log storage handling yard
The logging yard at Canfor’s Fort St. John mill is subject to the heaviest loading operations in the worst soil conditions. Saturated peat with a CBRCat 988H loaders weighing more than 43,000 kg, heavy hauling trucks, and other mechanical equipment created heavy rutting in the soft soil. The logs, stockpiled in huge, 6-metre high stacks, suffered from large settlement, which further impeded operations, while frequent access to the log feeder resulted in the worse rutting. Coupled with a freeze-thaw cycle,...
Five Critical Parts For Your Steel Storage Tank
Every year, we sell hundreds of parts for bolted tanks and welded steel tanks. Even though many ground storage tanks needing parts were not originally manufactured by Superior Tank Co., Inc., we can provide standard replacement components for steel storage tanks or can fabricate custom parts and accessories to fit. Over the last 32+ years, we have discovered there are five storage tank elements which are key to ensuring your water and oil storage tanks achieve their maximum lifespan: Ground storage tank...
Adopting a Technology Approach for Health and Safety
Health and safety regulations and departments have long been a part of working life. Their presence isn’t always felt, but they lie beneath the surface of almost every procedure, equipment installation and working practice. Many businesses still rely on a large collection of spreadsheets and even paper records, all of which document every applicable EH&S procedure and any reported incidents. Unfortunately, this is cumbersome in a modern world whereefficiency is driven by technological advancements....
Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Safety
Know the Gases, Know the Dangers and Protect Yourself Do you know the differences between carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2)? If you don’t then there are no guarantees your safety measures will be adequate. These two different gases are often mixed up with people becoming confused over which they need to protect against, when and how. To clear things up for those not in the know here’s a quick rundown without all the technical confusion. What do the gases have in common? While different...
A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces
Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be required in a variety of industries and the hazards involved should never be taken lightly; but what exactly is ‘confined’...