Secure load securing is an important part of road traffic and serves the safety of all road users. Here are some important points to consider when securing loads:
Use of suitable equipment: there are various ways of securing loads, such as lashing straps, tension chains or anti-slip mats. It is important that the equipment used is suitable for the type of load and the vehicle.
Weight and distribution of the load: The load should be evenly distributed in the vehicle to ensure balance and stability of the vehicle. In addition, the total permissible weight of the vehicle should not be exceeded.
Securing the load while driving: The load should always remain secured while driving to prevent it from slipping or tipping over. Curves, braking manoeuvres and sudden evasive movements must also be taken into account.
Marking and signage: Especially in the case of excess length, excess width or excess height, it is important that the load is marked with appropriate markings and signage to warn other road users.
Regulations and standards: There are legal regulations and standards that govern load securing. In Germany, these include VDI 2700 ff and DIN EN 12195. It is important that truck drivers and companies adhere to these regulations.
Inadequate load securing can lead to serious accidents and result in high fines and claims for damages. It is therefore important to follow the regulations and best practices for load securing and to ensure that the load remains safe and stable throughout the journey.