The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released an updated load restraint guide, with a complementary guide for light vehicle operators.
NTC Chief Executive, Paul Retter, said the updated Load Restraint Guide 2018 provides practical advice on how to safely transport a load.
“If you’re involved in packing, loading, moving or unloading any type of vehicle, you are responsible for complying with load restraint laws.
“Restraining your load is not complex, but it does require training and knowledge. This guide will help you to know how to restrain your load safely through practical guidance material, including diagrams, in a user-friendly style allowing you to find the information you need quickly,” he said.
The guide includes information on understanding the characteristics of the load in order to choose a suitable vehicle, as well as equipment and restraint systems which meet the performance standards legally required by law.
“The guide is an invaluable resource to ensure you are restraining loads correctly to prevent incidents that can cause death or injury, as well as damage to your business’ reputation and finances.
“We encourage everyone who is involved in restraining loads to read the guide and keep it handy as a reference,” said Retter.
This is the first time a version focusing on light vehicles has also been available, specifically for vehicles under 4.5 tonnes.