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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.

National Highways

Ratchet straps: What you need to know

Roles and responsibilities in the transport chain for securing loads.


Load securing: roles and responsibilities

How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency enforces the rules on securing loads.


Load security: how DVSA enforces the rules

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.


Load securing: vehicle operator guidance

Good practice to follow when securing loads


Load securing: good practice

Poor load securing can lead to death or serious injury.


Load security: consequences of poor load security

As a van driver, you need to stay within the weight limits when you're driving and not overload it.


Driving a van: weight limits and loading

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.

National Highways

Securing Loads on Flatbed Vehicles

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

Safe Loading – are you clear on your responsibilities?