Pallet network operators need to join forces to ensure new HSE guidance on tail lift deliveries and pallet weights is observed by pallet networks. The call comes from Paul Johnson, the chairman of the RHA’s Transport, Warehousing and Pallet Distribution Group (TWPDG). Johnson, who is also MD of Transervice Express Transport, wants all pallet network hauliers and operators that carry out tail lift deliveries to join the TWPDG to better prepare for the guidance – due to be published in December […]
Plans to update Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on pallet weights this year, after continuing concerns regarding the risk to tail-lift delivery drivers, could see pallet weight limits set below the original target of 750kg.
HSE guidance on the handling of pallet weights could take another six months to be finalised and will not set a limit on pallet weights, according to the head of the working group liaising with HSE on the guidance.
The introduction of stricter guidelines on tail-lift delivery pallet weights moved a step closer this week after the HSE confirmed it had completed a series of additional tests to establish the maximum safe weight for pallets.