Load Securement

Some think that a chain is a chain, a rope is a rope and both are just as good as the other when securing a load.  However, this line of thinking can lead to disastrous consequences.  The size of the load, in width, height and weight are just some of the factors which must be considered when determining the tools best suited for the job.  It is also important to remember that both the age and the condition of the tie-down must also be a consideration.

The best way to avoid potential problems, injuries and fines is to ensure that you and your staff are up-to-date on all of the relevant regulations by providing them with the proper training.

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Upcoming Courses


September 14th, 2021 10:00 am EST

Join us for this LIVE Training Program

Who Is This For?

Any person who is responsible for tying down or securing loads on trailers or on a vehicle.

You’ll Learn…

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

Documentation Provided

Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion

Hear From Past Attendees

“Good course! I gained more knowledge about securing a load and what enforcement is looking for as well as a better understanding of grades of chains and straps. Pretty straight forward to learn with how the course was laid out and presented.”

David James, Bruce County

“The course was really informative and added more understanding and knowledge. Practical portion was really beneficial. Great course and the instructor was really informative and made the course enjoyable.”

Whitney Brennan, TRC

“It was a great class with material that was very relevant to my work. The instructor was very knowledgeable and thorough in his instruction. Highly recommend.”

Erin Kerr, TRCA

“Instructor did a fantastic job in explaining the course material and highlighting the most key components. Extremely helpful with answering questions to further student understanding of both written and hands-on components; did an excellent job keeping the students involved and attentive.”

Colton Leuchter, TRCA

“Good course, easy to understand.”

Darren Robins, Municipality of North Bruce