Racking Loading Guidelines
We have a duty of care to ensure the safety of staff. We always ask that materials are safely stacked and banded when sent to us or loaded to our transport so that no accidents happen en route and so that we can safely offload materials once they arrive.
This usually means (see photos for examples) ;
38 – 40 beams to a pack topped and tailed, staggered, tight and square with cleats NOT directly on top of one another.
10 – 17 frames to a packed topped tailed inside each other (quantity to a packs depends on size footplates weight and so on)
Steel banded without room for sag or slippage during transit.
However, each and every job / load is different and the seller / people /company loading are responsible to decide what is best on each job to ensure loads are safe. Hauliers / drivers should know when to reject a load altogether. Management need to ensure that profit does not come before safety and as such be cautious not to push too hard to fill wagons that will not be safe.