Securing a Load Training
Written on 20th April 2020 by Ben Kelly
Load Securement Training
It is vital that all loads are secured properly in road transport. The most obvious reason for this being the safety of the driver and other road users. The loads being hauled today are growing ever larger and it is important that we stay informed of best practices. It was in this vein that Chain and Rope Suppliers sought the services of The Gill Group who are Irelands only recognised load securement training provider with full accreditation from the International Road hauliers Union (I.R.U) This training provided us with the knowledge necessary to help and advise our customers on all that is expected of those involved in road haulage. Whether it is a car trailer, curtain sider, low loader or anything in-between the rules of safe load securement apply and Chain and Rope Suppliers have the expertise to supply you with the most suitable equipment to allow you work safely and in compliance with load securement standards.
We advise all our customers involved in road haulage to invest in a recognised load securement training course.
The aim of this course is to
- Provide you with the theoretical knowledge of Safe Loading/Unloading & Load Security.
- Equip you with the necessary skills to be safer in the working environment. Key elements
- The programme includes key elements of the European best practice guidelines on cargo securing for road transport and incorporates the new revised standard. This programme will answer questions such as-:
- What are the limitations on axle loads?
- Which loading and securing techniques should be applied to a specific cargo?
- How many lashings and other safety equipment should be used for a specific cargo?
- The topics covered include risks and responsibilities, technical standards, laws of physics, vehicle characteristics, categories of good transported, best practice for loading, securing material and techniques.
At the end of this session you will understand:
- Forces affecting vehicles in motion
- Calculation of payload of vehicle or assembly
- Calculation of total volume
- Load distribution
- Consequences of overloading the axle, vehicle stability and centre of gravity
- Types of packaging and pallets.
- Markings of vehicles with special load (e.g. Oversized load, wide load)
- Clamping and securing techniques
- Use of securing straps and ratchets
- Checking of securing devices
- Use of handling equipment
- Placing and removal of tarpaulins and rope nets.
What needs to be taken into account when securing a load
- The nature of the load
- The suitability of the vehicle
- The stability of the load
- The type of restraint
- The condition of the restraint (i.e. wear and tear)
- Protection from the weather
- Prevention of theft
- Ease of delivery
If you have any queries feel free to contact us on our contact page or call us on (01) 457-0021