Professional and legal securing of loads is child's play for Sortimo van racking including the integrated ProSafe load securing concept. More accessories can be used to lash additional transport goods so that you are on the safe side, even on tight bends or with sharp braking.
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Responsibility for load securing
What are the driver’s obligations for load securing?
- Obligation to check load securing and load distribution before setting off.
- Obligation to check and rectify load securing during transport.
- Obligation to adapt driving behaviour to suit the load.
- Obligation to check load securing if someone else has loaded the vehicle.
What are the dispatcher's obligations for load securing?
The obligations of the dispatcher include proper stacking, stowing, lashing, wedging, strapping and securing of the load so that, during normal carriage in daily traffic (even in extreme situations), the forces acting on the vehicle do not endanger or harm goods, persons or the vehicle.
What are the freight forwarder’s obligations for load securing?
Safe loading includes the obligation of the freight forwarder to provide a suitable vehicle. This must be able to transport the load on the road in a safe manner, taking into account the stipulated dimensions, weights and axle loadings in normal daily carriage (including in extreme situations). In addition, the freight forwarder/contractor is obliged to provide the loaders and vehicle users with adequate training to enable them to load the vehicle correctly and to use it correctly on the road.
What are the vehicle owner's obligations for load securing?
The vehicle owner is responsible for the proper condition and correct equipping of his vehicle. This also applies to equipment with load-securing items (§§ 30 and 31 German Regulations Authorising the Use of Vehicles for Road Traffic). The Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf decided, in their resolution dated 18/07/89, that the owner must comply, in general, with the VDI Directive 2700. That means that the vehicle owner must also ensure that the vehicle is equipped with adequate load-securing equipment, suitable for the load, so that the driver can carry out load securing on the basis of the VDI Directive 2700. The vehicle owner must not authorise the use of unsuitable vehicles.
What are the loader's obligations for load securing?
The basis for the obligation for load securing by the loader is § 22 German Road Traffic Regulations, since it is not directed exclusively at the driver, as is generally assumed. Here the loader is seen as the “manager of the loading tasks” and, for the carriage of hazardous goods, the “person commissioned by the loader”, i.e. the person entitled to take independent decisions in terms of loading. Unless there is a special individual contract provision, the responsibility of the superior extends right up to the company management. This means that the company management is responsible for load securing unless they have transferred responsibility to a subordinated person. Under the law the obligation of load securing is incumbent on the loader.