RR893 - Load security on rigid-sided lorries

The project seeks to establish good practice for securing loads on rigid-sided lorries across various industry sectors. Good practice in this case is defined as those methods that are the most practical, involve the least risk of loads becoming unstable or falling, least risk to the operator/driver, and are practicable.

The scope of the project includes consideration of a range of methods currently used in the UK and abroad, as well as alternative methods for securing of different heavy cargoes on rigid-sided lorries. Reference is made to current European Standards and good practice guidelines, as well as regulations and guidance from countries outside the EU.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2021-04-23