TIE DOWN STRAPS
The main thing in the use of mooring devices is that they must be made according to the strap of use attached to them, that is, they must be intended for that use. Lifting straps can not be used for lashing or vice versa.
When transporting a load, it is essential that it is secured against the forces of the vehicle that cause the displacement of the loads, that is, the vibration of the vehicle in normal conditions, as a consequence of the irregular surface of the road, potholes and holes, making that the unsupported load moves from top to bottom; when changing direction in the curves, dodging maneuvers, overtaking, in which case, the friction is not enough to stop an unsupported load and prevent its sliding in a different direction and when accelerating, since the load tends to move backwards , while braking, moves forward.
It is important to verify the conditions of the vehicle, its anchorage points or mooring, that the maximum allowed and the gross weight limits are not exceeded, that the basic safety condition is that the equipment is sufficiently resistant for the load to be transported, that the load is conditioned: that does not obstruct its visibility even by the rear-view mirrors, that it touches, if possible a headboard or that is against an obstacle or perfectly situated with shims or stops or even with additional lashing, that is evenly distributed on the floor of the vehicle, that the heaviest and largest pieces are placed in the lower part and as close as possible to the center of the length of the vehicle and the lighter ones in the upper part and to the sides, in the case of stacked loads, that are correctly secured loose pieces such as cables, canvas or blocks of wood and check frequently, during the trip, that the load remains secure and that the trin Cajes have not given way..
Protective corners: protect the edges of a load against abrasion or damage to the lashing. They increase the safety of the load by ensuring that the tension is reached even over the entire length of the lashing.
Friction mats: oil and grease make the vehicle's platforms slippery and, with holes in the pallets, this means that there is less friction between the load and the base of the vehicle. Friction mats can be used
to overcome these problems and can be easily rolled up and stored when they are not needed.
Stacking bags: can be used to fill the gaps between part of the load or between the load and the vehicle.