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DGFASLI, Mumbai, Ministry of Labour, Government of India.

  • Where stacking, unstacking, stowing or unstowing, stuffing or destuffing of cargo or handling in connection therewith cannot be safely carried out unaided, reasonable measures to guard against accidents shall be taken by shoring or otherwise.
  • Stacking of cargo shall be made on firm foundation not liable to settle and the weight of the cargo shall be such as not over- load the floors.
  • Cargo shall not be stacked against partition or walls of warehouses or store places unless it is known that the partition or the wall is of sufficient strength to withstand the pressure.
  • Cargo shall not be stacked to such a height and in such a manner as would render the pile unstable.
  • Where the dock workers are working on stacks exceeding 1.5 metre in height, safe means of access to the stack shall be provided.
  • Stacking and unstacking work shall be performed under the supervision of an authorised person