Pallets – loading and unloading: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks from loading and unloading pallets.
Last updated

Oct 2008

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PDF, 426.05 kB

Document length

2 pages

What it contains

Musculoskeletal injuries are common among workers manually loading and unloading objects onto pallets. This document explains how workplaces can reduce these injuries by:

  • providing equipment, such as a scissor lift, to pick up heavy items
  • adjusting pallet levels to minimise how much workers bend, twist and reach
  • training workers to safely use equipment for loading and unloading onto pallets