Roll cages are wheeled cages used for the movement of stock and goods.

H-frame roll cage

Injuries in the workplace can be sustained when:

  • the cage is stacked to a height that creates a blind spot in front of the cage, preventing the operator from observing obstacles or people
  • a heavy load impacts the ability to manoeuvre the roll cage
  • moving the roll cage through pedestrian walkways.

Safety tips

You need to develop procedures and implement controls for the safe operation of roll cages.

Procedure and controls may include:

  • ensuring roll cages, where a blind spot may exist, are only moved with the aid of a support person who can act as a spotter
  • if a cage needs to be moved by a single operator, ensuring products are loaded in such a way that it does not create a blind spot
  • restricting the use of roll cages to times when the store is closed to minimise risks to people.

You should also train workers how to:

  • use roll cages correctly
  • stack the roll cage (eg evenly balance loads, minimise blind spots)
  • move the roll cage through pedestrian walkways.