MPA Precast and MPA Masonry work closely with the Building Products Delivery Working Group (BPDWG), whose aim is to aid in the development of good practice for loading, transporting and unloading goods for the building products supply industry.
The group consists of a committee of manufacturers, customers, logistics and transport companies and regulators (HSE). Guidance has been developed for:
BPDWG work together with the construction industry to develop best practice for the delivery of building products.
Members of the group include representatives from:
Builders Merchants Federation
Massey Truck Engineering
Mineral Products Association
Tarmac Building Products
Forterra Building Products
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
This document is arranged into seven sections for ease of use. Identify the area that you need guidance with and then go straight to that area:
This leaflet has been developed by the Building Products Delivery Working Group (BPDWG) to help delivery drivers and Site Managers understand what is required to ensure the safe delivery of building products across the building products delivery industry. This guidance represents good practice which may go further than the minimum you need to do to comply with the law. BPDWG acknowledges the support of the Health and Safety Executive in writing this guidance.
This poster has been developed by the Building Products Delivery Working Group (BPDWG) to help delivery drivers and Site Managers understand what is required to ensure the safe delivery of building products across the building products delivery industry. This guidance represents good practice which may go further than the minimum you need to do to comply with the law. BPDWG acknowledges the support of the Health and Safety Executive in writing this guidance.
What do you know about the pallets that you use? Pallet failure can lead to fallen loads and damaged goods. What checks do you have in place to ensure the quality of the pallet for yourselves and your customers. This document reminds you of what you need to do to ensure the integrity of the pallet and your goods.
(NB: Please remember that the security of the load on the vehicle is the responsibility of all parties, not just the driver.)
As an initiative BPDWG examined ways of eliminating or reducing the risks of working at height associated with the use of load security techniques.
The intention is to illustrate what equipment and methods are available and offer a general insight into their capability and limitations. This may assist in determining what equipment or methods may best suit a company’s needs based on a suitable assessment of risks to health and safety and taking into account the environment in which the equipment is to be used and relevant economic factors.
This does not detract from the need to comply with current legislation. There may be advantages to using combinations of the systems shown. This will be dependent on the load, the site and individual company requirements.
Although the aim of this document is to protect the driver and others involved in loading/unloading of vehicles, the systems illustrated may contribute to the restraint or containment of the load however, the extent of load security should be in accordance with the DfT Code of Practice, Safety of Loads on Vehicles.
MPA Precast is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries. www.mineralproducts.org
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