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Sheeting Bales

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Good afternoon everyone,

We currently have an issue where we need to keep bales of material that are stored outside 'dry' during the inclement weather.
In order to do this the company has purchased some large tarpaulin sheets to cover the stacks of bales.
The way this has been done previously is to lift the tarps up to the top of the stack, 4 bales high, and then it is drag/pulled/push/rolled into position by a few people on top of the bales. Pallets are then put down to stop the tarp from being blown away in the wind.

When I saw this activity for the first time it was stopped immediately as there was no fall prevention in place. Also when walking across the sheeting you have no way of seeing any gaps in the bales which could cause you to trip/fall.

I'm hoping someone here has come across a similar activity or has some experience which they would be able to share.

Thanks in advance,

Matt

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Re: Sheeting Bales

Post by Waterbaby »

Bump ./thumbsup..

Some info from HSE re: agricultural bales, sheeting mentioned : https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg125.pdf

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Re: Sheeting Bales

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Thank you very much Waterbaby.

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