The importance of load restraint summarised
There is an identified need to improve the awareness and understanding of load restraint issues, including the contents of the Load Restraint Guide. The importance of load restraint training can be measured in the security of the load and the protection of lives, both those of the drivers and other road users. It is vital that all involved in the carriage of loads display a professional attitude toward the importance of load restraint and have a clear understanding of the chain of responsibility. Load restraint training is an important part of this.
The penalties involved for incorrect load restraint practices can be either on the spot fines or prosecution in a court of law. As well, the Court may apply a jail sentence. Either way there is disruption to the carriage of the load and in many cases severe financial repercussions.
The safe carriage of loads affects us all. It is your responsibility to ensure you undertake load restraint training, including knowledge of the relevant documents which outline the procedures for the safe carriage of loads.
Load restraint guidelines are based on proven principles and the ability of load restraint equipment to apply the necessary restraint forces. Being aware of current load restraint guidelines is vital in the safe carriage of a load.
Load restraint training focuses on general load restraint awareness, and also includes key elements of load restraint practice. We will also explore common beliefs regarding load restraint and case studies involving load restraint.
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