Load (Cargo) Securing Why should loads be secured?



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Load (Cargo) Securing
Why should loads be secured?
Apart from the human cost, think about the impact of failing to safely secure loads may have on your business.
Drivers, vehicle occupants, other road users, pedestrians and anyone who maybe involved in loading and unloading the vehicle could be injured or killed

Unsecured loads or objects may fall from vehicles and can cause road obstructions,
tra c disruptions and collisions especially if drivers swerve to avoid fallen items

Certain vehicle spillages may cause other vehicles to skid and lose control

Unrestrained goods may crash into the vehicle cab during emergency braking

Loads which have shifted, may have to be manually removed from the vehicle which may increase the risk of an injury or a fall from the vehicle

Items falling out of vehicles at delivery sites causing injury and/or property damage

Unstable loads collapsing during transit or unloading resulting in damage to goods

Failure to secure a load properly can also result in nancial losses from:

Damaged goods, vehicles, property and roads

Worker absence through injury

Clean-up costs

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No Excuse for Unsafe Loads
Unsafe loads cause accidents in the workplace and on the road.
Every year loading, unloading and load shift accidents injure hundreds of people and cost businesses millions in damaged goods, damaged vehicles and lost work time. Between 2006 and 2011 there were 509 accidents that involved loading, unloading and
load securing operations reported to the Health & Safety Authority. These accidents involved workers or members of the public being struck by falling objects, workers falling from vehicles or slipping and tripping in loading areas. 12 of these accidents resulted in
death. The remainder of accidents resulted in injuries that led to substantial absences from work.
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Damage to company reputation

Increased insurance premiums

Result in loss of control of the vehicle

May cause the vehicle to overturn

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