Within the industry it is everyone’s personal responsibility (primary contractor/company/owner) to consider all aspects necessary to create a safe work environment even if it is a chaotic building site.
GIB® Plasterboard is a finishing product and needs to be treated as such. Before stacking plasterboard consider floor loadings as plasterboard weighs in the range of 650-800kg/m³. Stacks of 10mm board should be limited to 30 sheets on suspended floors to minimise the risk of structural damage through point loading
Preferably, plasterboard should be stored inside a building and under cover. If stored outside, it must be stacked off the ground and be fully protected from the weather. Sheets are less likely to crack or break if carried on edge rather than dragged.
Lift sheets from the stack rather than dragging them. This reduces the risk of face paper damage. Refer to demonstration below.