In the last five years alone SafeWork NSW has investigated 21 incidents involving workers unpacking shipping containers. Many of these workers received serious injuries – three were killed.
A new instructional video has been developed to help workers perform this routine job with minimal risk.
Part of SafeWork NSW’s set of video safety alerts, the short video outlines simple steps to keep you and your workers safe, including working with suppliers so that loads are packed correctly, planning your work and using the right equipment.
View the clip below or visit the SafeWork NSW YouTube channel for more safety alerts.