Tie-down, Load Security

Securing Using Positive Locking

An optimum method to secure a load is to position the load sections tight against the front wall, rear wall or sidewalls (impact edge of pallet) during loading, with no gaps between the individual parts. This requires the walls to be of a sufficiently stable construction. Thereby, the individual parts of the load must be inherently stable, otherwise they cannot resist the forces exerted – acceleration, braking, cornering. There must also be sufficient friction between the loading bed and loading surface.

Gaps in the load
Gaps between the individual parts cannot be completely prevented, however, must not be more than a few centimetres, otherwise they do not form positive locking. The gaps must then be accordingly filled, or the load must be secured using forced locking measures – lashing down.

A stable structure is the prerequisite for securing loads using positive lockingThe features of a certified body are visible on corresponding labelsOnly bodies in accordance with DIN EN 12642 can absorb the load securing forces