We all know how tough it can be delivering plasterboard to site. Every site is unique in that there are different requirements to be met to deliver the board.
The average house lot delivery is 3.5 tonne. This requires a specialized truck to carry the board from the warehouse to site, and also manual handling in order to carry the board from the truck into the building, and possible transfer between levels of the building. It is important that correct and relevant information is provided in order to plan the correct resources
Potential obstructions or hazards need to be identified before the plasterboard is delivered to site. This will ensure that the delivery costs and board damage are minimized, and people do not get hurt in the process.
Some common and potential hazards are:
Carrying and placement of an average house lot of 3.5 tonne is not easy. The manual handling and placement requirements need to be thought through in order to minimize injuries, prevent board damage, and avoid double handling. It is recommended that the plasterboard carrier lift within their own personal carrying capabilities, and not exceeding limits in the following table.
| Board Length|| Maximum Carrying Limits|
|2.4metres -3.3metres||2 sheets or less|
|3.6 metres-4.8metres||1 sheet or less|
|Over 4.8 metres||Min. of 2 men per sheet|
|6 metres||Use 2 men per sheet|