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IRU releases safe Loading guidelines

16th January 2014
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THE INTERNATIONAL Road Transport Union (IRU) has published a set of international guidelines on safe load securing for the road transport industry.

The new directions, produced by the organisation's commission on technical affairs (CIT) — and developed with hauliers and health, safety and training professionals — are based on the European load restraint standard (EN 12195-1:2010). However, it also includes guidance on safe practices for the timber haulage and car transporter sectors — neither of which are included in the European standard.

The IRU said that because rules on safe cargo securing vary between countries, or do not exist in some, it is difficult for operators to know the minimum requirements for international journeys.

Marten Johansson, president of the IRU CIT, said: "The aim of these guidelines is to enable all stakeholders involved in road transport operations anywhere in the world to correctly load and secure goods on vehicles."

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