Avoid Fines From VOSA Checks of Internal Load Restraints
VOSA are currently undertaking more and more spot checks of the internal loads of curtainsider vehicles, to ensure they are compliant and loads are correctly restrained.
ALL internal loads must be restrained and they advise that you can use internally fitted straps hanging from the rails of a curtain-sided vehicle to secure a combined load and pallet of no more than 400kg in weight.
Loads greater that 400kg should be restrained using one ratchet strap across two pallets from rave to rave of the bed of the vehicle.
Failure to correctly restrain internal loads will result in VOSA issuing a prohibition and fixed penalty of £100 for any load found to be insecure.
Nationwide Trailer Parts can help advise and supply the correct load restraint straps to ensure you are compliant.
All our straps are UK tested and approved. See the following products:
- 4.5m Internal Curtain Sider Strap for Loads Under 400kg from as low as £2.39 (ex VAT) each.
- 6m 5000kg Ratchet Straps with Chassis or Claw Hooks for loads over 400kgs from as low as £6.75 (ex VAT) each.
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