What it contains

Improving safety through layout and design in the metal fabrication industry covers many workplace factors, including transporting materials. Layout and design influences how materials are delivered and despatched from the workplace. This document tells you:

  • how to think about where workers will perform tasks in a workshop
  • how to think about the movement of materials around the worksite (including the use of mechanical handling equipment)
  • how to make a linear workflow
  • how automated process and devices reduce the need for manual handling
  • how to make enough space for materials and mechanical equipment to move around the workplace
  • how to make sure loads are not transported over people