Safety & Other Guides

This series of handy pocket-sized cards, prepared by ICHCA International in conjunction with the TT Club, provides safety tips, advice, and information on risk management in cargo handling.

This series is free to download for everyone who subscribes to this website.

IIL/1 & IIL/2: Dangerous Goods by Sea - IMDG Code Requirements for Documentation and Markings 2011

IIL/1 & IIL/2: Dangerous Goods by Sea - IMDG Code Requirements for Documentation and Markings 2011


IIL/1 addresses the data that must be included in dangerous goods declarations and illustrates all of the various labels, placards, marks and signs prescribed by the IMDG Code. Date: 2014 ...




IIL/3: Entry into Enclosed Spaces - Ships’ Cargo Spaces

IIL/3: Entry into Enclosed Spaces - Ships’ Cargo Spaces


Enclosed spaces, whether small areas or large spaces such as cargo holds with the hatches on, can present various atmospheric hazards to human beings who wish to enter them. This document details the main hazards and the necessary precautions to be taken to ensure safety in enclosed spaces related to cargo in solid bulk cargo ships. Date: 2014 ...




IIL/4: Safe Entry into a Freight Container

IIL/4: Safe Entry into a Freight Container


A freight container is an enclosed space when the doors are shut. As such, the fumigation of substances or from the cargo itself can give rise to an atmosphere which is hazardous to health. This document describes the dangers and how to ensure that any entry into the container is safe. Date: 2010 ...




IIL/5 & IIL/6: Safe Slinging - Risk Management

IIL/5 & IIL/6: Safe Slinging - Risk Management


These safety cards are aimed particularly at the provision, use and care of slings. The principles of slinging have not changed over the years and they are shown on IIL/5 together with basic considerations and actions to enable the work to be carried out safely. There is a number of differing sling materials in use today – chain, wire rope, fibre rope, flat woven webbing and round – and the safe working loads (SWL) of the various materials as well as the main sizes in use are shown on IIL/5 together...