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Load securing is becoming increasingly more demanding

"Load securing is becoming increasingly more demanding".  It is about the safety of personnel and transported goods alike. Our drivers assume a great deal of responsibility, "stressed Managing Director Martin Wagner. The employees of the motor pool were once again invited to one of the regular security training courses. Klaus Peter Apel of the ASZ Arbeitsschutzzentrum (OHS Center) in Thuringia instructed the BIM truck and sprinter drivers in regards to the subject of load securing. Regular security training forms the solid basis of BIM's quality work as a certified textile service company.

One number is alarming: Studies have shown that around 70% of all of the transported goods in Germany do not comply with the provisions for load securing and thus create millions in damages which could be avoided. Loading personnel as well as those responsible persons in the companies are often insufficiently trained and over-tasked. Load securing is becoming more and more demanding nowadays, it must often be calculated as well as strategically planned in the case of reoccurring and similar cargo types.

For the previous mentioned reasons and moreover the responsibility for personnel and transport, regular training courses are held at BIM. Some of the main focal points of the training are:

  • Application of relevant laws, standards and guidelines
  • Load securing possibilities for solids, liquids and packaged loading units
  • Dimensioning of load securing measures
  • Design and capacity of various vehicles
  • Loading with hydraulic tailgate lifting
  • Implementation of tension belts and locking beams