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.
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