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We regularly undertake checks on these type of premises in the Borough. If you own or work in one of these types of business you need to have regard to the safety advice contained on these pages.

Accidents in storage and warehousing

In 2007/08 the storage, warehousing and road haulage industries reported over 10,000 work related accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities. Over 1700 of these accidents were classified as major injuries such as fractures and amputations.

The free short guide ‘Warehousing and storage – Keep it safe’ (INDG412) has been produced by the HSE to help those involved in warehousing and storage reduce the number of injuries and cases of occupational ill health. Use the link to download the leaflet.

The most common types of accidents are:

and the most common reasons for ill-health are caused by

For more information on each just click on each of the links.

Where can I get more information?

Internal links

Further information

Contact Details

  • Name Environmental Safety and Health
  • Address People Directorate, 3-5 St James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HZ
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345