Cliffe Packaging Limited and its employees accept no liability whatsoever in relation to the interpretation and any advice given regarding the safe handling of FIBC products.
Standard Aggregate FIBCs
- Dimensions 90 x 90 x 90 cm or
- 85 x 85 x 87 cm.
- Safe Working Load = 1,000kgs.
- Safety Factor = 5:1 (tested to five times the safe working load) -Minimum single trip requirement.
- FIBCs are designed for single trip use. THEY ARE NOT TO BE REUSED.
- Make sure all lifting loops are attached to the filling rig/suspended on the fork lift prongs.
- If possible, the base of the bag should be supported (ground or pallet).
- Lifting loops mustbe at 90 degrees.
- Ensure the FIBC is filled evenly.
- Make sure the FIBC is stable before storage and double stacking.
- FIBCs discharge by gravity.
- Make sure the FIBC is securely suspended.
- Make sure area below is clear of personnel.
- Do not place self underneath suspended bag.
- FIBCs can be discharged by hand scooping the product out of the FIBC or cutting the base or sides of the FIBC.
Storage of FIBCs
- FIBC’s have UV stabilisers added however UV from sunlight will weaken materials over a period of time. If FIBC’s are stored outside for any length of time it is recommended that a tarpaulin or cover be placed over the bags to protect from UV degradation.
When using FIBCs…Do
- Read and observe the instruction label on the FIBC.
- Ensure the filled FIBC is stable on the pallet.
- Use lifting gear of sufficient capacity to take the suspended load…. Adjust the distance between fork lift arms to the correct width for the bag-remember loops have to be at 90 degrees when lifting.
- Check to make sure the forklift prongs are smooth or protected. Prongs can become sharp over a period and cut the fabric of the lifting loops. It is recommended that they are checked regularly and filed to remain smooth.
- Ensure the safety factor is at least 5:1.
When Using FIBCs Do Not…
- Use any FIBC that shows signs of damage.
- Exceed the safe working load of the FIBC.
- Start or stop suddenly during transportation.
- Lift the FIBC on anything other than four loops or the tunnels.
- Drag the FIBC’s.
- Stack FIBC’s unless you are sure of the stability.
DO NOT ALLOW PERSONNEL UNDER SUSPENDED FIBC’S