Container Packing & Unpacking Safety

Container Packing & Unpacking Safety

This module is a work safety induction for those working as container packer and unpackers.

It provides information about the inherent risks and hazards of this role and seeks to educate workers about key safety areas, to help them quickly identify and correct unsafe practices.

The module includes:

  • Information about Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Details of Safe Work Procedures (SWP) and their use
  • Key information about the most common container hazards including:
    • Fumigation & harmful substances
    • Traffic management
    • Crush Injuries
    • Environment risks and hazards
    • Falling loads
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Fatigue
  • Key injury areas for packers and unpackers
  • Information about container inspection planning
  • Manual Task and what to do to reduce the risk of manual task injury
  • Information about packing and unpacking from a loading dock
  • A general overview of work safety responsibility



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