Why we need protection from injury caused by moving and falling objects.
According to HSE figures, around 13% of major injuries in the warehousing industry are caused by moving/falling objects..
The Working at Height Regulations require employers to take steps to prevent people being injured by falling objects, and identifies the following as common causes of objects falling within the warehouse environment:
• Goods disturbed from a congested shelf.
• Goods pushed through the back of a racking location due to carelessly positioned stock or excessive stock levels.
• Goods falling from pallets during handling on a fork-lift truck.