The container door release grip has limited room for hand space. This creates a pinch
point at the handles when closing the door. Place the door handles in the closed position
after opening the doors so the doors will fold against each other.
Using your right palm for left-hand doors and left palm for right-hand doors, depress locking latch
while using your free hand to prevent handle from springing outwards.
Unlatch all four doors prior to attempting to open doors. Unlatching all door handles will
assist in unseating doors.
Rotate handles to their full open position.
When doors are open, door handles must be latched in closed position to prevent
equipment damage to handles as doors are folded back in the open position.
Grasp both the center door handles and pull bi-fold doors simultaneously. Because containers are
constructed with tubular steel and are subject to flexing when containers are sitting on a non-level
surface, doors may be difficult to open. In this event you may require the assistance of other
personnel to open the doors. While pulling on center doors simultaneously, have additional
personnel pull handles on doors.
Fold doors and retract away from the container.
The FPU-12 end container doors are retained by chains or straps shackled to welded rings on the
end and interior of the door. Secure doors using door restraints.