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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.