OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 12 General Safety Precautions

Section 187 Pallets and storage racks

(1) An employer must ensure that pallets used to transport or store materials or containers are loaded, moved, stacked, arranged and stored in a manner that does not create a danger to workers.

(2) An employer must ensure that racks used to store materials or equipment

(a) are designed, constructed and maintained to support the load placed on them, and

(b) are placed on firm foundations that can support the load.

(3) A worker must report any damage to a storage rack to an employer as quickly as is practical.

(4) The employer and the workers at a work site must take all reasonable steps to prevent storage racks from being damaged to the extent that their integrity as a structure is compromised.