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Safe Delivery and Unloading of Steel Products

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SafeDeliveryNew guidance offering practical safety advice to everyone involved in the delivery and unloading of steel has been produced by UK Steel and NASS. 

This document offers practical safety advice to everyone involved in the delivery and unloading of steel, and will be particularly useful for steel mills, stockholders and steel users who receive steel at their premises, as well as those delivering it.

It highlights the planning that should take place to ensure that steel can be safely unloaded on site, as well as the practical precautions necessary during the unloading procedure.



Every year people are seriously injured or even killed while loading or unloading steel. The main types of accidents that occur include:
• Falls from height
• Crush injuries
• Slips and trips
• Trapped fingers

Everyone involved in the loading of steel, its delivery and unloading vehicles must take precautions to reduce the risk of accidents happening. This document gives details of some of the more common precautions that need to be taken. In particular, unloading should never be carried out unless all the risks have been assessed, even if this results in a delay. Such delays can be avoided through proper planning, communication and cooperation between supplier
and customer.

Download the document here

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