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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.