There has been a recent spike in damages caused from inappropriate load restraint and nti – a leading specialist insurer is reminding carriers to be vigilant with it comes to securing freight irrespective of the size or value of goods on board.

With safety at the forefront, nti’s CEO, Tony Clark says accidents or damage caused by poor load restraint are largely preventable, and that’s what makes the costly outcomes so frustrating for operators. “The increase we saw over the last quarter has been out of the ordinary.”

“We need to look at why. The National Transport Commission’s recent review and publication of the Load Restraint Guide couldn’t have come at a better time.”

The Load Restraint Guide provides transport drivers, operators, and other participants in the transport chain of responsibility with basic safety principles which should be followed for the safe carriage of loads on road vehicles.

Clark says, “It will provide us with a measure for reviewing claims data, moving forward. Here’s hoping we see an improvement across the industry. It’s a genuine safety concern. Poorly restrained loads become dangerous projectiles.”

It provides vital insight for preventing injury, damage and loss of goods.  A digital copy of The Load Restraint Guide 2018 is available here and a copy of the Load Restraint Guide 2018 for Light Vehicles is available here.