Guide to preventing injury from packing and unpacking shipping containers and enclosed trailers

How to reduce or eliminate workplace health and safety risks when packing and unpacking shipping containers and enclosed trailers.

Last updated

Apr 2017

Reading level

difficult

File Type and Size

PDF, 1.18 MB

Document Length

13 pages

What it contains

This guide outlines an employer’s occupational health and safety duties for employees who pack and unpack shipping containers and enclosed trailers. It advises employers about the risks and safe working systems for employees packing and unpacking:

  • stone slabs
  • palletised loads
  • large, bulky, awkward loads
  • loose packed loads
  • bags and bales
  • mixed loads