Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject - International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)

  1. Introduction to the International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  2. Key concepts: regulations, responsibilities, load distribution in a lorry...
  3. Vehicle Structure: Side walls, Headboard, Rear wall, Stanchions, Lashing points, ISO-Containers, Swap bodies
  4. Safe packaging techniques for international road transport
  5. Load Restraining Methods: blocking, lashing, wooden battens, wedges, ropes, blocking bars...
  6. Check of load securing

Example of the Online Subject - International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)
Safe Load Securing for Road Transport


The eLearning Subject “International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Courses: Road transport, Multimodal transport, Transport in Africa
  2. Diplomas: International Transport, Foreign Trade
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  4. Doctorates: International Logistics, Foreign Trade

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Description of the Online Subject - International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (IRU)

A correct stow is essential to avoid accidents, both on the road and in the loading and unloading process of the lorry.

A lorry that carries loads incorrectly represents a real danger that must be avoided, even make the vehicle overturn.

According to the European Union, 25% of road transport accidents are related to improper restraint and / or load distribution in a lorry.

In order to stow correctly, it is necessary an adapted lorry, an special restraining methods (lock, wood runners, belts, fixings, tensioners, nets, ropes) and an optimum load distribution (mass distribution)

Those responsible for foreign trade of an export company (export manager, area managers...) should know the International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) to be able to stow the cargo safely, avoiding possible accidents, delays, damage to the goods, etc.

The United Nations Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) does not define mandatory packaging requirements. However, if the cargo is not properly packed or stowed, it exonerates the carrier from any liability in case of damage or loss.

Source: International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Related information:

  1. Road-Rail Combined Transport
  2. Containers and International Transportation
  3. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  4. International Convention for Safe Containers


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