Health and Safety Executive

Load safety

Load shifts forward into the cab

Load has shifted foward
  • If there is a gap between the load and the headboard, the load can shift forward under braking, risking the life of the driver and other road users.
  • Without the use of dunnage or intermediate bulkheads the load is not contained.
  • Loads which are higher than the headboard are a risk to the driver as they can also shift forward under braking.