True or False, a chain is a chain, a rope is a rope and both are just as good as the other when it comes to securing a load. The answer is False. The size of the load, in width, height and weight are just some of the factors that must be considered when determining which item is best suited for the job. And, do not forget that both the age and the condition of the tie-down to be used must also be a consideration. The best way to avoid a potential problem and to ensure that you and your staff are up-to-date on all of the regulations pertaining to this subject is by providing them with the proper training.
Onsite Training Options
Please contact us if you are interested in onsite training for your team. We will provide you with customized quote to meet your needs.
Who Should Attend
Any person who is responsible for tying down or securing loads on trailers or on a vehicle.
Classroom Topics of Discussion
Approx. 7 hrs.
- The Importance of Proper Securement
- General Cargo Securement Requirements
- Guiding Principle of Public Safety
- How Cargo Must be Contained, Immobilized or Secured
- Consequences of Improperly Secured Loads Activity
- Elements of a Securement System
- Requirements for Containing, Immobilizing, and Securing Cargo
- Working Load Limits & Default Working Load Limits for Unmarked Tie-downs
- Identifying Working Load Limit of an Unmarked Securing Device
- How to Inspect Securement Systems
- Determining if Equipment is Secured Properly
- Securement Requirements for Heavy Vehicles, Equipment and Machinery
- Principles for Securing Heavy Vehicles, Equipment and Machinery
Practical, Hands-on Activities
- How to inspect tie-down equipment
- Use of Securing Devices
- Inspection & Verification Procedures
- Vehicle Placement on Trailer (if applicable)
- Proper Weight & Attachment Distribution
- Mid-Trip Inspections
- Heights & Clearances
Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion