85 years of packaging solutions - since 1937
85 years of packaging solutions - since 1937

Pallet Safety: Changes to Securing Loads to Pallets

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In case you weren’t aware, the UK government has just released new legislation surrounding pallet safety.
This is prompting many businesses to look for efficient automated ways to secure their pallets.

Gordian Strapping is number one in the UK for specialist end-of-line packaging machinery.

What is the new legislation?

The UK Government’s new legislation is in relation to securing packs of bricks, blocks and tiles that have been palletised, they must now be secured to the pallet with shrink wrap, strapping or banding.

The load must be secured to the pallet to form a single unit before loading the pallet onto a vehicle. Securing the pallet to the vehicle by itself is no longer sufficient.

What impact will it have on businesses?

Many businesses are having to adapt their existing practices quickly, in order to comply with the new legislation.

If you are concerned that you will be unable to comply with the new requirements, speak to our expert team, who will be happy to offer advice and find a solution to meet your needs.

What are the benefits of the new legislation?

This change in legislation will help to prevent fatal accidents which can occur with pallets falling.

It will also help to protect products from damage during transportation and storage.

Full compliance with OMS machines

Our advanced OMS machines can play a pivotal role in your compliance with this new legislation.

The OMS 08 in particular, is a fully automated vertical pallet strapping machine, with a sword unit to penetrate the voids, that allows straps to secure the product to the pallet quickly and easily.

Its precise, repeatable strap feeding avoids jams and increases up-time. To further increase production capability, twin head, twin sword models are available, which will apply two vertical straps simultaneously.

We have the capability to create various bespoke configurations that can be made to suit all industries for full compliance with the new legislation.

To discover our full range of cutting-edge OMS machines, please click here.

For the latest automated OMS machines that enable full compliance with the new legislation, call our expert team on 01256 394400 or email [email protected]

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