Handling Instructions for Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC)




Prior to selecting the appropriate PP big bag, consult the manufacturer or supplier.

Choose PP big bags without consulting the manufacturer or supplier first.

Read the instructions label located on the PP big bag.

Exceed the certified SWL (safe working load), the maximum load that may be carried by the FIBC during handling.

Inspect the PP big bags prior to repeated filling.

Fill the PP big bags unevenly.

Make sure that the discharge spout is closed off before filling the PP big bags.

Stop or accelerate suddenly during transportation of the PP big bags.

Make sure that the filled FIBC is stable.

Use jerky movements when lifting and/or moving the PP big bags.

Close the top inlet properly.

Drag the PP big bags.

Use lifting gear of sufficient capacity to lift the suspended load.

Allow personnel under suspended PP big bags.

Adjust proper distance between the forklift forks prior to lifting a PP big bag.

Allow a PP big bag overhang the vehicle or pallet edges.

Tilt the forklift mast backward at an appropriate angle.

Tilt the forklift mast forward.

Make sure that the crane hooks, poles or forklift forks used for lifting are of appropriate dimensions and rounded at least to the thickness of suspension slings, belts or ropes. The minimum radius of the rounding – 5 mm.

Withdraw the forklift forks prior to relieving the entire load on the lifting devices.

Take appropriate measures regarding dust control.

Stack PP big bags unless sure of their stability.

Consider the possible risk of static electricity charge.

Use PP big bags under new conditions without consulting the manufacturer or supplier first.

Protect the PP big bags from rain and exposure to sunlight.

Use single-trip PP big bags repeatedly.

Make sure that the transported PP big bags are adequately secured.

Attempt to repair very solid PP big bags, unless the repaired big bags conform to the specifications of new PP big bags.

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