HSE withdraws advice on transporting paper

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The Health and Safety Executive has withdrawn its advice booklet on the transport of paper, because it conflicts with the Department for Transport’s Code of Practice.

INDG 396 “Transporting paper safely: Guidance for hauliers and others who transport paper and paper products” was removed after discussions with the Department for Transport, the Health and Safety Commission Paper and Board Advisory Committee and the Confederation of Paper Industries.

The HSE said that it had received concerns regarding ambiguities of the text in the booklet, and concluded that the advice on securing tall paper reels, bales and pallets on curtain-sided lorries differed from Section 16 of the DfT’s Code of Practice.

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