Recent media coverage may have given the impression that the use of regular rope was being prohibited under forthcoming Chain of Responsibility legislation and that only approved webbing and certified ropes would be permitted.
This is incorrect – there is no change to the Load Restraint Guide provisions and existing restraint methods are still acceptable providing that they meet the performance standards detailed in the guide. You must still ensure your load is correctly restrained using the appropriate restraint relevant to the transport task.
The new Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 still refer to the Load Restraint Guide – Second Edition 2004 as per current regulations.
A PDF version of the Load Restraint Guide is available below.
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|Download – Load Restraint Guide Second Edition 2004|
Should you wish to examine the Road Traffic (Vehicles Regulations) they can be found on the State Law Publisher website, by clicking here.