Load restraint is perhaps one of the most discussed topics in the industry and getting it right is one of the trickiest jobs you'll ever have to do.
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Load Restraint vs Load Containment
Load restraint is a system which prevents the load from shifting from its required location. Load containment is a system to prevent the load from moving beyond the boundaries of the container.
The DVSA have also published their own full online load restraint guidance.
EN12642-XL is a certified European bodywork load containment rating that relates to the strength and therefore ability of the bodywork to contain loads.
Is EN 12642-XL Compliant?
EN 12642-XL is not a legal requirement in the UK and you can achieve full DVSA compliance without the need for an EN 12642-XL bodywork rating. However, EN 12642-XL rated bodywork is seen by the DVSA as one possible contributory standard toward full compliance.
Articles & Reference
|DVSA Guidance||Load Securing: Vehicle Operator Guidance|
|Don-Bur Guide||Understanding EN 12642-XL|
|2008||HSE Guidance||HSE Guidelines For Load Security On Curtainsiders|
|2002 3rd Edition||DfT Guidance||Safety Of Loads On Vehicles|
|1991||Legislation||Road Traffic Act|
|1986||Legislation||Road Vehicles (Construction And Use) Regulations|