Transport Handling and Storage

All materials arriving on site must be checked before offloading. Checks should be made against the relevant order and delivery notes to ensure that the correct quantities and lengths have been delivered. Any discrepancies should be recorded immediately on the proof of delivery paperwork and Cladco notified as soon as possible.

We recommended offloading using either a forklift or telehandler. Care must be taken not to tip sheet packs or damage the bottom panel when using forks or driving on uneven ground. Only one pack at a time should be unloaded. Open forks fully before lifting, it can be helpfull to mark the midpoint of a pack to help unloading.

PLEASE NOTE: When manually offloading, make sure appropriate operatives are on hand wearing adequate protective clothing, gloves and footwear. Please note that offloading is the customer’s responsibility. Our vehicles will not deliver where access is unreasonable or limited or there is a likelihood of damage to the vehicle or surrounding property. Our drivers will decline unreasonable requests to unload, i.e. unloading alone, walking with sheets long distances, unloading sheets into awkward entrances or passing sheets onto the roof etc.

Wherever possible, sheeting should be offloaded directly to the area where they will be used to reduce the risk of on-site damage. Sheet packs should be stored flat on level ground on timber bearers and should never be stacked more than two packs high. There should be adequate separation between packs to provide access and to avoid end damage. Do not store heavy materials on top of sheets and do not store sheets where people will walk across them.

If sheeting is to be left some time before use:

Do not leave uncovered packs in the open. Capillary action draws water deep into sheet packs which can cause staining of the sheet colour coating. Store under cover and away from open doorways to reduce moisture penetration of sheet packs.

If packs cannot be stored under cover, erect a simple cover with a waterproof sheet. Leave space between cover and sheets to allow air to circulate.

Store packs off the ground and on a slope, so that should rain penetrate the cover, the water will drain away.

Inspect the storage site regularly to ensure that moisture has not penetrated the stack. If sheets become wet, the sheets should be separated, wiped with a clean cloth and stacked to allow air complete drying.