Improperly restrained loads have the potential to cause damage to the company or third party property or tragically can cause injury or even death.
Which is now even more important since we have had several major accidents in South Australia over the past 5 years.
Under Chain of Responsibility legislation, Owners Consignors, Packers, Loaders, Drivers, Operators, Receivers and the Employers or Managers of a business may all be liable for load restraint breaches.
Penalties can vary depending on the severity of the breach:
Minor risk breach:
An unsecured load that does not involve danger to a person, or the risk of damage to property or the environment. Penalty (1st offence): Individuals $1,250; Corporations $5,000.
Substantial risk breach:
An unsecured load that poses a danger to people, property or the environment.
Penalty (1st offence): Individuals $2,500; Corporations $10,000.
Severe risk breach:
An unsecured load that causes harm to people, or damage to property or the environment.
Penalty (1st offence): Individuals $5,000; Corporations $20,000.
Companies should have appropriate policies and procedures in place for load restraint. Staff should receive the appropriate training in how to load a vehicle and secure the load in accordance with the Load Restraint Guide.
Which is where we at Allan Miller Transport Training can assist you. We run courses that cover everything that you need to know.
To learn more read the information below or give us a call today. We are here to help and advise you on the proper safety methods.
The course has both theory and practical application of correct loading and load restraint techniques.
Load Unload goods/cargo TLID2004