Safe Loading and Securing Cargo for Managers

About the Course

This course provides for those responsible for the planning and supervision of loading and securing. It ensures they are fully knowledgeable about all technical, legal and commercial requirements of this task and about all inherent risks involved. It also teaches the customary terminology in order for them to communicate effectively with consignors, carriers, forwarders and loaders.

Duration 2 days
Dates TBC



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


  • Different parties involved in load transport
  • Legal Responsibility
  • Goodwill responsibility
  • Quality assurance
  • Introduction to load shift
  • Consequences of load shift

CTUs - Type

  • Containers
  • Flats
  • Swap bodies
  • Road vehicles
  • Rail-cars/wagons

Load care consciousness and planning

  • Choice of transport means
  • Working with double or single decker trailers
  • Choice of CTU type
  • Check of CTU prior to loading
  • Load distribution in CTU’s
  • Requirements from the consignor of load regarding load loading
  • Condensation risks in CTU’s
  • Symbols for load handling

Purchase of Equipment

  • Vehicles which are purchased are suitable in accordance with standard EN 12642XL
  • Fixed equipment on CTUs
  • Reusable load-securing equipment
  • One-way equipment
  • Inspection and rejection of securing equipment

Loading and Securing of load requiring special techniques

  • Steel coils
  • Cable Drums
  • Wire rolls
  • Steel slabs
  • Steel plates
  • Big pipes
  • Stone blocks
  • Machines

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


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