Palletised deliveries of cast stone should always be unloaded using forks, not slings, scaffold poles etc.
Pallets should be stored on flat, level and dry ground – at a safe distance from other trades.
Pallets should NOT be stacked under any circumstances.
Remove shrink wrapping carefully, using a sharp blade. Pulling the shrink wrapping off too quickly without due care, may result in the stonework being damaged.
It is important that open pallets of cast stone are re-covered to prevent the ingress of water, dirt and dust. Where possible, the interior packing material should be re-used when units are removed from the pallets, to protect exposed faces.
Do not at any time stack units face to face without an appropriate interface protection material.
Remember that cast stone can very easily be damaged by transport or mobile plant moving around the site area.