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Health and SafetyExecutive
HSE BooksHSE Books
Warehousing and storage
 A guide to health and safety
This is a free-to-download, web-friendly version of HSG76 (Second edition,published 2007). This version has been adapted for online use from HSE’s currentprinted version.
 You can buy the book at www.hsebooks.co.uk and most good bookshops.
ISBN 978 0 7176 6225 8Price £14.50
This book is for managers, supervisors and those with other health and safetyinterests in warehouses and storage facilities. It will also be useful to employeesand health and safety representatives.The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has written this guide in liaison with theWarehousing Health and Safety Forum, a joint committee representing tradeassociations, trade unions and employer organisations.The guide is intended as an aid to health and safety management, to help reduceinjuries and occupational ill health, and help the industry achieve the government’sinjury reduction and occupational ill health targets for UK workplaces. Although most of the book will apply to the processes in a range of premises,some warehouses may find parts less relevant to their business (eg temperature-controlled storage), and some specialist warehouses may need more information(eg on storage of dangerous substances). However, most chapters will be ofinterest to warehouses and storage facilities of all sizes.It covers topics that require special attention, including manual handling andmusculoskeletal disorders; slips and trips; workplace transport; and falls fromheight. It also contains guidance on other hazards found in warehouses, suchas storage systems, mechanical handling and electrical safety. It also providesinformation on the working environment and how to deal with accidents andemergencies.
 
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Health and SafetyExecutive
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Crown copyright 2007 
First published 1992Second edition 2007ISBN 978 0 7176 6225 8 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored ina retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior writtenpermission of the copyright owner. Applications for reproduction should be made in writing to: The Office of Public Sector Information, Information Policy Team,Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU or e-mail: licensing@opsi.gov.uk  This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive. Following the guidanceis not compulsory and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow theguidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Health andsafety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to thisguidance as illustrating good practice.
 
Warehousing and storage: A guide to health and safety Page 3 of 155
Health and SafetyExecutive
Contents
Introduction
4
General health, safety and welfare
Health and safety management
5
Managing the workforce
8
Occupational health
12
Environment and welfare
24
Slips and trips
35
Electrical safety
42
 Accidents and emergencies
48
Materials handling
53 
Manual handling
53
Mechanical handling
60
 Vehicles in and around the warehouse
79
Work at height
93
Storage
101
Storage systems
101
 Automated storage and retrieval systems
118
 Temperature-controlled storage
125
Storage of packaged dangerous substances
135
 Appendix 1
Warehousing Health and Safety Forum membership
144
 Appendix 2
Transport hazard diamonds
145
 Appendix 3
Common types of truck 
146
References
147 
Further reading
150 
Further information
155 

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