Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Loading bays and ramps.


16. An employer shall ensure that—

(a) loading bays and ramps are suitable for the dimensions of the loads to be transported,

(b) loading ramps are, as far as possible, safe enough to prevent employees from falling off,

(c) loading bays have at least one exit point, and

(d) loading bays longer than the width of 5 vehicles have an exit point at each end where technically feasible, or alternatively an appropriate refuge is provided which may be used to avoid persons at work being struck or crushed by a vehicle.