Unpacking shipping containers

Guidance on how to eliminate or reduce workplace health and safety risks from unpacking shipping containers.


What it contains

Unpacking shipping containers involves many safety hazards for workers. This document describes practical ways to safely unpack shipping containers and help you develop work practices to eliminate or reduce these workplace health and safety risks. This document tells you:

  • the main risks associated with unpacking shipping containers
  • possible health and safety consequences from these risks
  • recommended controls to eliminate or reduce these risks