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Safe Loading and Securing Cargo for Drivers - Loaders

About the Course

Participants will receive instruction, information and training on safe loading and securing practices. This training is designed to provide an appreciation of the consequences of badly loaded and secured load in CTUs, the legal requirements, the magnitude of forces which may act on load during road, rail and sea transport as well as basic principles of loading and securing of loads in CTUs.

Duration 1 day
Dates

20th or 23rd February

Fee
€150.00 
Skillnet courses are eligible for funding which will reduce this price. The size of allowance is dependent on your training needs analysis.

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Course Content

Consequences of badly loaded and secured load

  • Injuries to persons and damage to the environment
  • Damage to chips, CTUs and load
  • Economic consequences

Forces acting on the load during transport

  • Road, rail and sea transport 

Basic principles for loading and securing

  • Prevention from sliding and tipping
  • Influence of friction
  • Basic principles for load securing
  • Dimensions of securing arrangements for combined transport

Different methods of loading and securing

  • Lashing, blocking and increasing friction

Loading and Securing of load requiring special techniques

  • Steel coils, cable drums and wire rolls
  • Steel slabs, steel plates and big pipes
  • Stone blocks, machines and double decker trailers

Loading and securing of dangerous goods

  • Regulations for the transport of dangerous goods
  • Definitions
  • Packing/loading regulations
  • Packing/loading, separation and securing
  • Labelling and placarding
  • Information transfer when transporting dangerous goods
  • Liabilities

Equipment for securing and protection of load

  • Fixed equipment on CTUs
  • Reusable load-securing equipment
  • One-way equipment
  • Inspection and rejection of securing equipment 

On completion of loading

  • Closing the CTU
  • Margin and placarding – dangerous goods
  • Documentation
  • Verifying gross mass – consignor

Loading and securing unitised load

  • Cases, palletised loads, bales and bundles
  • Bags on pallets and big bags – flexible bulk containers
  • Slabs and panels, barrels and pipes
  • Cartons and double decker trailers

Loading and securing of non-unitized load

  • Different types of packaged loads loaded together
  • Loading of heavy and light loads together
  • Loading of rigid and non-rigid loads together
  • Loading of long and short loads together
  • Loading of high and low loads together
  • Loading of liquid and dry loads together

Loading and securing of paper products

  • General guidelines for the loading and securing of paper products
  • Vertical and horizontal rolls
  • Sheet paper on pallets

Loading and securing of dangerous goods

  • Regulations for the transport of dangerous goods
  • Definitions and packing/loading regulations
  • Packing/Loading, separation and securing
  • Labelling and placarding
  • Information transfer when transporting dangerous goods
  • Liabilities

Certification

CILT certificate of completion


CILT Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills