Care must be taken when loading and unloading vehicles as the position of the load will have consequences in the event of sudden braking or a collision.
In the case of a rigid vehicle with rear access only, the load will be removed from the rear of the vehicle. After a number of drops it is possible that the front axle could become overloaded as the centre of gravity moves forward – something worth considering when loading the vehicle.
For a curtainsider operator, without due consideration to the order of delivery, it is possible that a space could develop between the load and the bulkhead.
image courtesy of www.hse.gov.uk
More information can be found on the H.S.E. website Load safety
Drumack Coachworks can advise you on appropriate load safety devices and load security systems as well as supplying load track, load straps, lashing rings and spring loaded shoring bars.
Drumack Coachworks – Commercial vehicle accessories – Northern Ireland