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Safety of Loads on Vehicles

This course is practical and classroom-based. It is aimed at drivers and loaders of goods vehicles. It provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to deal with basic load configurations in a safe and efficient manner. 


Who should attend? 

  • Loading/unloading operatives such as warehouse and yard teams.
  • Drivers.
  • Those responsible for raising and maintaining health and safety standards across a team of professional drivers.


Benefits of attending 

  • Reduce likelihood of roadside prosecution.
  •  Reduce damage to vehicles and stock.
  • Awareness of the risks caused by working at height.
  • An understanding of where to go to find the right guidance for unique and unusual load types.
  • Greater awareness of the impact poor loading can have on the driver and general public.


Course content

  • Legislative requirements.
  • Consequence of non-compliance.
  • Role of the operator, loader and driver.
  • Load restraint – types of restraint systems and anchorage points.
  • Load distribution.
  • Vehicle weight and overloading – types of vehicle weights.
  • Safe working practices: loading and unloading.
  • Working at height.

The vehicle provided must meet the required standards in respect of PUWER: it should be suitable for the intended purpose and adequately maintained to ensure safety. A safe area of the yard or warehouse should be designated for the training.


  • On successful completion of this course an FTA certificate of attendance will be issued to all delegates.

Course duration

  • 1 day.
  • Maximum 8 delegates.

This course is only available on an in-company basis. For more information please email or call 03717 11 22 22. 

In-Company Course

This course is in-company only. Enquire today for more details.