WIT Press


Risk Assessment: Workers Operating In Loading/unloading (shipping/receiving) Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE130061

Volume

134

Pages

12

Page Range

55 - 66

Published

2014

Size

1,341 kb

Author(s)

E. Salvador & M. Forte

Abstract

Loading/unloading areas are essential for many businesses, including production facilities, logistic centres, product receiving/shipping centres, department stores etc. These areas can be very dangerous for workers due to the type of operation, the use of mobile equipment and the frequent interferences between workers and mobile equipment. This presentation is a quantitative methodology (isorisk maps) to analyse and map the risks related to loading/unloading areas with the aim of comparing the various levels of exposure for workers, considering different technical and design solutions and with respect to applicable procedures. This methodology is based on the identification of a risk assessment criteria (risk grading) from which it is possible to extract quantitative indications of the vulnerability level (probability), severity (loss potential) for each site and the impact of single risk factors. Keywords: risk assessment, vulnerability, severity, loading/unloading areas, shipping/receiving areas, isorisk maps.

Keywords

risk assessment, vulnerability, severity, loading/unloading areas, shipping/receiving areas, isorisk maps