Load securing: vehicle operator guidance

Guidance for vehicle operators on how to improve load safety on their vehicles.



This guidance has been produced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and representatives from the transport industry. The subject matters chosen were the areas causing the greatest industry concern.

This document doesn’t replace the more extensive guidance available in:

Published 27 March 2015
Last updated 2 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the guidance at section 7.10 to make it clear that lashing straps must be placed across the strongest point of an intermediate bulk container's frame.
  2. Added more examples to the load security matrix in section 5.2, and added guidance about intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) to section 7.10.
  3. Section 7.11 'Vehicle transporters' has been updated.
  4. 'Load securing: vehicle operator guidance' has been updated.
  5. Updated load securing: vehicle operator guidance.
  6. Added information about Euroliner vehicles and trailers to section 6.
  7. First published.