Featured at the recent FISA summit the issue of ‘load security’ for round timber haulage raised the need for clarity in the industry.
Ultimately load security is the responsibility of the driver and operator licence holder, it’s not as clear as 1 strap or 2 straps (ie a bunk of long length peeled may require 3 straps) and HSE advise it becomes a specific risk assessment. The Road Haulage of Round Timber Code of Practice 4th edition is still the baseline document that Operators Licence holders should continue to reference when deciding on strapping options.
The risk assessment becomes the important part and should include consideration of what in your business might cause harm.
Read the full Alert below for more on what the risk assessment should cover.