On 8 September FIS will be launching its latest Best Practice Guide – Recommendations for the Safe Ingress of Plasterboard

As part of the launch, we are hosting a live webinar on 8 September. This is fully booked but if you are interested in listening to the webinar, you can register to receive a recording of the session here.

This guide looks at ways to improve safety when planning for the delivery and movement of plasterboard and how the risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) can be reduced.

The aim of the guide is to improve health and safety when plasterboard is delivered, moved and stored. It covers material-handling arising from the journey that plasterboard takes when delivered to sites that include homes, commercial, high-rise multi-occupancy, new builds and refurbishments.

The guide is broken down into stages from planning to engagement with manufacturers and distributors, delivery and offloading, storage, vertical and horizontal movement, storage of off-cuts and finally the removal and egress of waste.

Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive said: “MSDs cost construction employers £646 millon a year and are one of the most common causes of sickness absence and productivity loss at work. The FIS Best Practice Guide, Recommendations for the Safe Ingress of Plasterboard provides clear recommendations on ways to reduce the risk of injury and improve productivity and working conditions on site.”

Tuesday 8 September
Time: 12:00 – 13:00

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