Understand the dangers with storing and handling multi sheet glass
When handling glass in large quantities or in large sizes, it is of course very important to be aware of the many safety issues that come along with it. Not only is falling glass a shatter danger but it can potentially cause injury or even crush someone to death. Multi sheet glass can be a hazard especially if not stored or handled correctly. As lives are at risk, it is vital to be aware of all of the dangers when handling glass, and unfortunately many people are not clued up on the dangers of multi sheet glass.
Multi sheet glass is where you have several glass sheets in one package. This aids in transportation, as you do not have to package each glass sheet separately. However, on the other hand this can lead to some serious problems when it comes to handling this glass. Although everyone that is involved in its transportation will know exactly how much it weighs, what many people do not realise is that when multi glass sheets falls the physics totally change.
The amount of force that enacts on them grows, and that means that by the time it hits the ground, if a person is in the way it is highly likely that their leg, arm, back, or skull may be broken or the person could even be crushed to death.
The video above demonstrates just how easy it is for an incident to occur and how it could have been prevented.
By taking the necessary steps and ensuring staff members are aware of the extra danger when dealing with multi sheet glass, you can immediately lower the possibility of an accident – which can save people’s lives.
For detailed information on proper storing and handling glass, click here to view the Safety Alert issued by WorkCover.