Safe handling when securing loads on trucks

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of securing loads on trucks.

Last updated

Dec 2010

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 1009.17 kB

Document Length

8 pages

What it contains

This guidance note advises employers how to reduce injury risks when restraining and containing loads on trucks. It explains how to review ways of working to improve safety. This includes how workers:

  • handle side-gates on trucks
  • open and close side-curtains on trucks
  • place lashings and corner¬†protectors over loads
  • use tensioning devices with chains and webbing

At the end of the guide, there are photos of the types of equipment that can prevent injuries.

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