Health & Safety / Transport
HSE research has shown that unsafe loads on vehicles cost UK businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods each year. Vehicles carrying unrestrained loads are also a safety risk to their drivers and other staff involved in loading and unloading them.
On the road they also pose a danger to other road users and the public at large. An unrestrained load can significantly increase the risk of vehicle rolling over or spilling its load onto the highway.
Since the withdrawal of HSE Guidance INDG 396 ‘Transporting paper safely’, CPI has been actively involved in working with HSE / HSL and other interested parties in reviewing current load securing practices.
- Department of Transport – Safety of Loads on Vehicles
- Health and Safety Laboratory Research 662 – Load security on curtain sided vehicles
- Health and Safety Laboratory Research 1088 – Multi drop loads
- Health and Safety Laboratory – Load security presentation
- CEPI guidelines for securing paper products
- EU cargo securing guidelines
- Lean & Green Paper Handling and Logistics – Best practice guidance
- IRU Safe load securing checklist
- VOSA load security matrix
- HSE and VOSA handout
- Instruction 1 – Example of a loading docket
- Instruction 2 – Example of an inspection sheet
- Instruction 3 – Employers role
- Instruction 4 – Fleet managers role
- Instruction 5 – Loaders role
- Instruction 6 – Drivers role
- Instruction 7 – Supervisors role