Road Haulage Association

HGV - Safe Loading of Vehicles

Price: £ 650.00 + VAT

Price for non-members: £ 729.00 + VAT

During this half-day interactive session we will review the various legislative requirements covering this essential skill and address a wide range of common potential loading errors which can lead to shifted, lost or badly damaged loads. Subjects covered include diminishing loads, axle load calculations and load securing principles.

Using a mix of classroom learning, examples and hands-on (if required and suitable vehicle and equipment are available) methods all relevant areas of safe and legal loading of vehicles are covered.

Course Topics:

The principles:

  •  Safe driving of a loaded commercial vehicle
  •  Operating in a legal and safe environment

        The vehicle:

  • Suitability for intended use
  • Inspection and acceptable condition
  • Gross and axle weights 

The load:

  • Positioning
  • Stability
  • Security

The securing devices:

  • Suitability
  • Condition
  • Positioning 

This is a practical course carried out at your premises, with your own loaded vehicle.

A suitable vehicle will be required for the duration of the training and students must be equipped with a safety helmet (EN397), a hi-visibility waistcoat (EN471), safety boots (EN345) and suitable working gloves.

Available for a maximum of 8 delegates each session.

Course Duration: up to 4 hours

Cost includes full seminar course notes and a certificate of attendance.


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Scotland & Northern Ireland

Telephone: 01506 414 073 (Mon-Fri) 09:00-17:00


All Other Enquiries

Telephone: 01733 261 456 (Mon-Fri) 09:00-17:00



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