If you work in road transport, chances are you may need to know how to restrain loads and you want to make sure they don’t shift or fall off while being transported.
This course will provide crucial safety awareness knowledge for those involved with loading, unloading, transportation and movement of cargo and freight by road. You’ll gain an understanding of the main options for restraining loads, how to calculate how much restraint is required and the safety considerations you need to take into account.
The information in this course has been taken from the National Transport Commission’s Load Restraint Guide 2018, and applies to heavy vehicles driven in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. If you will also be travelling within Western Australia or the Northern Territory, the previous Load Restraint Guide 2004 applies and should be used while travelling within that state and territory.
Please note: this is an awareness course that will not qualify you to restrain loads, transport them or calculate requirements surrounding these.
Why restrain a load, and legal obligations
- Why do I need to restrain my load?
- Legal obligations
Planning the load
- Understand your load
- Choosing a suitable vehicle for your load
- Using a restraint system suitable for your load
- Positioning your load correctly
- Checking vehicle structures and restraint equipment
Loading and unloading the vehicle
- Ensure your load is stabilised
- Ensuring you use safe work practices when loading and unloading a vehicle
Driving according to the load and driving conditions
- Allowing for changes in vehicle stability, steering and braking
- Checking the load and its restraint regularly
Tie-down restraint method
- Tie-down restraint method
- Friction levels
- Lashings and lashing tensioners
- Tie-down angle effect
- Tie-down restraint method – worked examples
- Tips when using the tie-down restraint method
Direct restraint method
$77 (incl GST)
Anyone involved in road transport, particularly where load restraint awareness is critical for safety.
A Certificate of Participation will be emailed at the end of the course.