Storage of flexible intermediate bulk containers: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of storing flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs).
Last updated

Dec 2009

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PDF, 2.06 MB

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2 pages

What it contains

Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) can be unstable when stacked, making them dangerous for workers if they collapse. This health and safety solution outlines different methods employers can use to reduce the risk of collapse. It explains:

  • the importance of good FIBCs design and construction
  • when FIBCs are likely to collapse
  • how to improve safety using purpose-built racking, free-stacking pyramids and supported stacking

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