The National Transport Commission (NTC) has confirmed the new Load Restraint Guide has gone live on their website.
The guide is aimed at assisting improve load safety and is free for drivers, operators and other participants in the transport chain of responsibility to access.
There is also a free guide specifically for light vehicles (specifically vehicles under 4.5 tonnes) available on the NTC website.
NTC Chief Executive Paul Retter tells us the updated Load Restraint Guide 2018 provides practical advice on how to comply with load restraint laws.
“Restraining your load is not complex, but it does require training and knowledge.
“This guide will help you to know how to restrain your load safely through practical guidance material, including diagrams, in a user-friendly style allowing you to find the information you need quickly.
“The guide is an invaluable resource to ensure you are restraining loads correctly to prevent incidents that can cause death or injury, as well as damage to your business’ reputation and finances.
“We encourage everyone who is involved in restraining loads to read the guide and keep it handy as a reference.”
Meantime the NTC say they will advise us soon on how to purchase printed copies of the guide.