IRU Certified Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Programme

As you may know LOAD SECURING AND SAFE LOADING AND CARGO SECURING has become a very topical and important subject amongst the Road Safety Authority and the Health & Safety Authority at present in Ireland.

Gills Driving School are the only certified IRU (International Road Transport Union) trainer in Ireland who can present this course

This course which can be adapted to each and every individual company requirements and needs for different types of loads and cargo is a certified course from the IRU (International Road Transport Union) in Geneva

Brief Outline Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Programme

The aim of this course is to

  • Provide you with the theoretical knowledge of Safe Loading/Unloading & Load Security.
  • Equip you with the necessary skills to be safer in the working environment. Key elements
  • The programme includes key elements of the European best practice guidelines on cargo securing for road transport and incorporates the new revised standard.This programme will answer questions such as-:
  • What are the limitations on axle loads?
  • Which loading and securing techniques should be applied to a specific cargo?
  • How many lashings and other safety equipment should be used for a specific cargo?
  • The topics covered include risks and responsibilities, technical standards, laws of physics, vehicle characteristics, categories of good transported, best practice for loading, securing material and techniques.

At the end of this session you will understand:

  • Forces affecting vehicles in motion
  • Calculation of payload of vehicle or assembly
  • Calculation of total volume
  • Load distribution
  • Consequences of overloading the axle, vehicle stability and centre of gravity
  • Types of packaging and pallets.
  • Markings of vehicles with special load (e.g. Oversized load, wide load)
  • Clamping and securing techniques
  • Use of securing straps and ratchets
  • Checking of securing devices
  • Use of handling equipment
  • Placing and removal of tarpaulins and rope nets.

What needs to be taken into account when securing a load

  • The nature of the load
  • The suitability of the vehicle
  • The stability of the load
  • The type of restraint
  • The condition of the restraint (i.e. wear and tear)
  • Protection from the weather
  • Prevention of theft
  • Ease of delivery

Gills Driving School (Ballina) was recognised for its initiative in offering road transport operators with an International Road Transport Union (IRU) Certified Training Course on Safe Loading & Cargo Securing (SLCS) at Fleet Transport Awards in Dublin on Thursday 10th October 2013

For full details and cost of this course please phone 096 73030 or email info@gillgroup.ie or use our Enquiry Form

News

Load Securing Programme
Gills Driving School (Ballina) was recognised for its initiative in offering road transport operators with an International Road Transport Union (IRU) Certified Training Course on Safe Loading & Cargo Securing (SLCS) at Fleet Transport Awards in Dublin on Thursday 10th October 2013

Tiernan Gill received the overall Safety Award by Deirdre Sinnott from the Health & Safety Authority at the Fleet Transport Awards 2014 Gala Dinner held at the Citywest Hotel, attended by 760 representatives from the Irish road transport industry. Guest of Honour was An Taoiseach Enda Kenny who paid tribute to all of the award winners, "These awards recognise excellence, innovation and best practice and are seen as the stamp of approval in the road transport industry."

Earlier in the day Gills Driving School presented two Live Load Safety & Cargo Security Demonstrations at the venue to highlight the importance of safe loading and correct method strapping of loads with appropriate restraint equipment conforming to EU standards.

A delighted Tiernan Gill said upon receiving the award, "We are extremely pleased to win this prestigious national title which will help us move forward in promoting this IRU SLCS course and conform to the Health & Safety Authority's new Load Security."