Pallets – preventing handling above shoulder height: A health and safety solution

How to reduce the workplace health and safety risks of workers handling items on pallets above shoulder height.
Last updated

Oct 2008

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PDF, 333.1 kB

Document length

1 page

What it contains

This health and safety solution outlines ways employers can prevent injuries by reducing the heights workers need to reach when loading and unloading pallets. This includes:

  • reducing the layers of products stacked on pallets
  • ensuring suppliers avoid stacking pallets too high
  • using low profile lifters
  • providing workers with a platform to stand on
  • moving the scissor lifter below floor level to reduce the pallet’s height