• Published: 12 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3114

Mud Skip Safety Alert

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Any Activity Type

Incident Info Source

Specific Incident Equipment

Fork Lift, Mud skips

Lessons Identified

Review your procedures and risk assessments for the stacking of mud skips taking account of skip type / compatibility, ground condition, forklift capacity and environmental conditions.

•Take cognisance of any supplier recommendations e.g. only stack 2 high when full or when near perimeter fences and 3 – 4 high when empty if conditions are favourable.

Incident Recommendations

Discuss with your particular mud skip supplier to determine any specific manufacturers recommendations with regard to stacking of units in storage.Avoid stacking skipsif at all possibleIf you do stack them, consider spacing your skips a suitable distance from the perimeter fence so that if they are knocked over, then they will fall within the confines of your property

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