Preventing injuries from gang-box lids: A health and safety solution

How to protect workers from the workplace health and safety risks posed by gang-boxes.


What it contains

Gang-boxes made from timber, metal sheeting or steel are widely used in construction to store tools and construction materials. These lids can slam shut heavily, posing serious workplace health and safety risks. This document advises workplaces:

  • what injuries people can suffer if hands and fingers are caught under the lid
  • when workers are likely to be injured
  • how to reduce or eliminate these risks by fitting protective devices to gang-boxes
  • safe work systems you can use to reduce or eliminate risks