Safe operation of commercial vehicles is dependent on a number of variables, which are largely addressed by the standards contained in the National Safety Code. The way a load is secured will either contribute to or detract from the overall safety potential of the vehicle in question.
Building on the experience gained through the Fleet Driver Trainer Course, this workshop provides a detailed review of the standards and regulations that govern load securement for cargo transported on-road by truck and/or trailers. Strong emphasis will be placed on requirements in place in Ontario. Participants are introduced to specific terminology used to describe acceptable means of securing cargo as well as relevant regulatory compliance issues.
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
- understand the purpose, structure and application of load securement standards and regulations;
- reference applicable laws, regulations and guidelines on configuring and securing loads;
- demonstrate a thorough knowledge of common securement devices and equipment, as well as when and how they should be used;
- identify securement protocols for various commodities and vehicles;
- identify whether or not a load is properly secured;
- understand and explain issue-specific terminology.
Format: Classroom: informal instruction, interactive discussions and practical exercises.
Resources: Supplied: Participant’s Manual.
Recommended: Highway Traffic Act (Ontario).
Evaluation: Open-book written test, participation and full attendance.
Certification: Certificate of Completion
Prerequisites: None, however prior experience or education in commercial fleet operations, safety and training or regulatory compliance is strongly suggested. For safety and compliance supervisors, prior completion of the Fleet Driver Trainer Course is highly recommended.
Duration: 1 day.
Course Dates: 2021: April 9; Sept 17