Beware when Lifting or Opening Packed Glass Sheets
Safe Work NSW has released a safety alert reminding workers of the risks of handling packs of glass sheets. Workers are reminded not to rely on the packaging to the support the contents when lifting or opening the package.
The safety alert comes after a glazier was fatally injured while moving a package of glass sheets with an overhead crane in December 2016. Investigations found that failure of the packaging was a contributing factor in the fatal incident.
SafeWork NSW said anyone handling these packs of glass sheets should first consult their supplier about the design and construction of the packaging and get information about whether the packaging is designed to support the contents. They should also seek advice on how the packs should be lifted and opened.
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