Unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people a year and cost UK businesses
millions of pounds in damaged goods.New guidance has been published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to help vehicle operators transport loads securely.
Unrestrained loads can increase the risk of vehicle rollover and load spillage, and risk the life of the driver and other road users
Securing loads safely is good for business –
Product is delivered safely, intact and on time.
To secure a load safely you need to make sure it is:
restrained – tied firmly down to the load bed; and
contained – it can’t move around (shift) inside the vehicle.
The only way to do this is with strong chains or webbing straps (lashings) attached directly to the vehicle.
We supply a range of Ratchet Straps, lashing chain, loadbinders, towing chains, tension levers, lashing hooks and eyes. All systems purpose made to ensure compliance with EN 12195 Cargo Securing for Road Transport.
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Planning your load is an important step to keeping workers safe.
The consignor – the person responsible for sending the load – is responsible for ensuring that the load is loaded so that it does not present a danger to others. It is important that the driver knows how the load has been secured, especially if he has not seen it loaded. This information should also be available to the delivery site.