We are just putting out a reminder to all of an I.D.I. best practice. We cannot leave drywall on drywall carts unattended for long durations of time, such as overnight, as there is a risk of the drywall tipping and falling and seriously injuring someone. You should only stack the amount of drywall on drywall carts that you will be using during your shift. At the end of your shift, any drywall that is still on your drywall cart shall be removed from the drywall cart and stocked flat of the ground or on cribbing on the ground. This doesn't only apply to drywall carts. We cannot be leaving drywall stacked on its side leaning against walls, etc. All drywall needs to be stacked flat on the ground or on cribbing on the ground when it is left unattended for long durations of time. Lastly, if you are leaving drywall on a drywall cart for a short duration, for example (when going on lunch break), you should roll the drywall cart into an area where it is safe & secure and away from other contractors or the public so that the drywall isn't at risk falling on someone.
Should you have any questions about the above, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!