Webbing ratchet straps can be used to secure most types of loads, but it’s 5518 important to make sure that you use and store them properly for safe loading.
Roles and responsibilities in the transport chain for securing loads.
How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency enforces the rules on securing loads.
This guide provides operators from different sectors of industry with useful information on how DVSA and other regulators expect loads to be secured when in transit.
Good practice to follow when securing loads
Poor load securing can lead to death or serious injury.
As a van driver, you need to stay within the weight limits when you're driving and not overload it.
Unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people a year and cost UK businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods. Share this safety card with your drivers.
When in comes to safe loading of vehicles and load security it might be easy to dismiss it as something that is simply a box that needs to be ticked as part of your other driving for work compliance duties. The real story is very different. There are a number of incidents that have happened over...
Driving for Better Business
There are many law enforcement procedures relating to the safe loading of your vehicle, and it’s important to note that policy and law are there to keep you and those around you safe. The following article is an insight to help drivers, operators, fleet managers and those involved in loading...
Insecure loads are illegal, and highly dangerous. 62,000 items fell off vehicles onto the strategic road network in 2022. This is a key cause of injury, serious collisions and network delays.
Drivers must be trained in how to secure their loads, and in the correct use of appropriate restraint...