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Transport Safety

Whatever you're transporting and whatever type of vehicle you're using, securing the load properly to the vehicle so it doesn't endanger anyone is a legal requirement in the UK and other EU countries. Read more about the law.

The load shifted on this lorry

If a load isn't secured properly, it can move or settle during the journey. Load shifts can happen at low speed - you don't have to be driving badly for a load to move. Even heavy loads can and do move under normal driving conditions. Read more about why loads shift.

Load securing doesn't have to be difficult, if you pick the right load securing system for your goods and your vehicles.

Everyone involved in the transport chain has a part to play in making sure goods arrive safely: it's not just down to the driver of the vehicle. Read more about responsibility.

Click here to view the Lock and Load article featured in the September 2012 edition of SHP Magazine by Nina Day.

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