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Amendments and reviews to the Load Restraint Guide

Load Restraint Guide: amendments and reviews

As regulations and technical jargon can be tedious to read, the LRG is published to summarise and inform everyone about the basic safety principles that should be followed to ensure the safe carriage of loads on road vehicles.

The LRG was published in 2004, the Guide has been reformatted and rewritten to make it simpler and easier to understand. The load restraint performance standards in the second edition of the guide remain unchanged from the 1994 first edition.

After advice from Occupational Health and Safety agencies, the NTC would like to recommend that 'chain and dogs' are not used for safety reasons.

Following work by the Load Restraint Working Group, it has been realised that fixed or pivoting lever dogs, (with or without an extension or 'cheater' bar) can cause serious injury to the operator when applying or releasing the chain.

Last Updated: 18/12/2015