This International Standard specifies a method for carrying out a toppling test on a complete, filled transport package which may be exposed to the danger of toppling during storage, transport and handling. The test may be used to assess the performance of a package in terms of its strength or the protection that it offers to its contents when it is subject to toppling. lt may be performed either as a Single test to investigate the effects of toppling or as patt of a sequence of tests designed to measure the ability of the package to withstand a distribution System that includes a toppling hazard.
The test, which is complementary to the tests described in ISO 2244, ISO 2248 and ISO 2876, may be used to investigate the Performance of packages which are tall in relation to their base dimensions. lt is also applicable to packages the height of which is small by comparison with base dimensions but which may be stored or transported resting on a side face in Order to conserve storage/transport space (sec figures 1 and 2). The test is recommended for packages where the ratio of the longest to the shortest sides is of the Order of 3 : 1 or greater.