Materials such as bricks, blocks, concrete rings, steels, timber, that require stacking must be stacked on a good firm level base to prevent any unwanted movement of the materials.

·         Bricks and blocks must not be stored more than two packs high; this will reduce the risk of packs accidentally tipping.  Only good sound pallets that are the correct size for the packs must be used.  Space must be allowed for machines to move between the packs to prevent the machine displacing any part of the loads or packs.  A stacking area must be provided away from public access and, if possible, be fenced off.

·         Concrete rings that are large in circumference and narrow in width must be laid flat so they cannot be moved or rolled by any person, especially children.

·         Timbers must be de-nailed and stacked in a manner so that they cannot be easily displaced.  Packing should be used underneath the stack so that forks or slings can be used to reposition them at a later date.

·         Steel / reinforcement bars must be stacked in an area adjacent to the works to reduce the amount of handling and carrying.  Timber packing must be used underneath steel; this will allow for forks and slings to be positioned for the next movement and help to           prevent accidental slips of the materials

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