Why is correct load securing so important?
Correct load securing not only prevents property damage, but also personal injury. That's why it's important to always have the right load securing equipment on hand. It ensures that the load does not slip or fall over even during emergency braking or evasive maneuvers.
Which cargo should be secured and how?
Depending on the nature of the goods being transported, the load must be secured in different ways:
- Securing against slipping : Freestanding cargo must be secured against slipping. Securing against slipping is ensured by means of lashing equipment (lashing straps or lashing chains) or tight fit by filling the empty spaces usually without any further measures.
- Securing against blowing out: Loads on open loading bridges or in skips must be secured against blowing out using tarpaulins and nets, for example.
How can a load be securely lashed?
In order to be able to guarantee a high transport quality with protection of persons and goods, the proper securing of the load on commercial vehicles is the decisive factor.
Lashing the load is the most common method of load securing. Lashing belts and lashing chains are generally used for this purpose.
Lashing belts are particularly suitable for securing sensitive goods. Short lever ratchets (pressure ratchets) usually achieve a pretensioning force of up to 400 daN. By contrast, a long-lever ratchet, also known as a tension ratchet, can achieve a much higher pretensioning force of up to 1000 daN.
Various lashing methods for safe load securing
To ensure that a load remains in place, there are various lashing techniques that guarantee safe load securing:
- Direct lashing: With this form of lashing, the lashing materials are each attached between the lashing points on the truck and the load's attachment points and hand-tightened.
- Tie-down lashing: With tie-down lashing, the load is pressed onto the loading surface by the lashing equipment, thus increasing friction. The resulting frictional force holds the load firmly on the loading surface.
- Diagonal lashing: Diagonal lashing can be performed in different ways. Four lashing means are always required.
- Head lashing: Head lashing is a form-fit load securing method in the form of a direct lashing. It is used when the load cannot be loaded against the end wall due to the load distribution.
- Diagonal lashing: In diagonal lashing, at least eight lashing means are always used. These lashing means are stretched from the load to the loading area in such a way that they are at right angles to all four edges of the loading area.
Our load securing products
The lashing equipment or load securing category includes a wide range of products that allow you to secure your load correctly. In addition to lashing straps, lashing chains and lashing points, you will also find seminars, training courses and accessories for load securing in our online store. Our product range includes:
- Lashing straps
- lashing chains
- lashing points
- anti-slip mats
- edge protectors
- Load securing products for curtainsiders
- Stowage pads
- Tarpaulins and nets
- Rubber ropes
- Accessories for load securing
- Trainings and practical seminars for load securing
Do you have questions about one of our products? Then simply contact us, we will be happy to advise you.