Cargo Nets – cover your load

Cargo nets are basically used to cover and secure a load. The load restraint requirements in Australia has increased over recent years following a spate of incidents of load shifting and loss from unsecured utilities, trucks and trailers. So a secure load is key.

In older days load restraint comprised a rope and a few tie down points. Strapping and load restraint webbing was introduced to facilitate an easier method to tie down a load, however the inconsistent application and low contact point did not fully satiate the increasing need for safety when carrying a load.

Depending upon what state or country you are in, proper covering of a load may be mandatory. Not something to be dismissed or ignored. And the calibre of the load restraint that you use to secure your load may rely on the tie down points that you have available.

So, how do you ensure your compliance and safety when you are carrying an open load. Regardless of where you are and the mandatory requirements imposed by local and state authorities? Whether you are towing a trailer to the local tip, transporting furniture or driving a B-Double with landfill, you must secure whatever load you are carrying. You can be fined if you don’t.

Check out the ‘load restraint guide (2018) for specific details on how you need to secure your load. Or call someone like Safety Supply Solutions for help in determining what type of load restraint or cargo net you need for your job. The cargo net, depending upon the type, style, size and nature of your load (what you are carrying) then the load restraint requirements might change. To ensure you have a secure load is critical, as is the anchor points and tie down points for your restraint.

Call Safety Supply Solutions for help.