Secure Loads Safe Loading/Unloading IRU Certification Training Programme for Managers

About the Course

All managers are responsible for ensuring personnel involved in the loading and securing of load in CTUs are adequately trained and appropriately qualified. Managers need to be proficient in maths and equations. 

Those responsible for the planning and supervision of loading and securing should be fully knowledgeable about all technical, legal and commercial requirements of this task and the inherent risks involved. This personnel should also know the customary terminology in order to communicate effectively with consignors, carriers, forwarders and loaders.

Duration: 2 Days
Dates: TBC
Fee: €450.00

For more information:

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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

Cargo Transport Units (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 Cargo Transport Unit (CTU) type
  • Check of CTU prior to loading
  • Load distribution in CTUs
  • Requirements from the consignor of load regarding load loading
  • Condensation risks in CTUs
  • 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


Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Certificate of Completion and IRU Certification