05/20/2011

Safe transport by road of roll cages

Loading vehicles and transporting goods on the road may be the most dangerous
work activity carried out by many companies. Previous research highlighted the
risks to operators and other parties when goods are transported on the roads
and, following the publication of the research, industry stakeholders expressed
concern regarding the current methods of loading and securing roll cages in
single and double-deck trailers.

The profile of freight transport has changed significantly over the last fifty
years, not only in terms of the quantity of goods moved, which has increased
significantly, but also the mode of transport. The majority of the raw
materials and goods used or sold by businesses are now transported by road
rather than rail, and the road haulage industry transports a highly diverse
range of goods, including food and agricultural products, bulk liquids, car
components, container transport, express parcels, furniture removal, heavy
haulage, and livestock. Goods such as food, drink, tobacco products, toiletries
and household goods, which are often transported in roll cages, comprise over
half of all goods transported on the road.

A new British report seeks to give an overview of current practice, legislation
and guidance, identify the problems associated with transporting roll cages,
and offer practical information on good practice for loading and securing roll
cages for safe loading, transport and unloading.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive