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1 State of play on legislation and standards in Europe and importance of skilled professionals to ensure compliance with safe loading & cargo securing: Vilnius, November 29 th, 2012 Patrick Philipp Head - IRU Academy (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

2 I - Current Situation  No Regulation  Several standards - European Best Practices Guidelines, IMO / ILO / UNECE Guidelines, CEN Standard :2010 and national standards, such as VDI 2700  Discriminatory Enforcement Page 2 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

3 Cargo Securing Standards IMO/ILO/UN ECE (2001)(2001) EN (Dec 2003)(Dec 2003) Rev prEN (Jan 2009)(Jan 2009) © MariTerm i Höganäs AB© MariTerm i Höganäs AB Page 3 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

4 Page 4 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011 EVS-EN :2010 Load restraining on road vehicles - Safety - Part 1: Calculation of securing forces EVS-EN :2001 Load restraint assemblies on road vehicles - Safety - Part 2: Web lashing made from man-made fibres EVS-EN :2001 Load restraint assemblies on road vehicles - Safety - Part 3: Lashing chains EVS-EN :2004 Load restraint assemblies on road vehicles - Safety - Part 4: Lashing steel wire ropes Cargo Securing – EN Standards

5 II - What does the road transport industry need to ensure efficient trade? Harmonised regulations / standards  Legal liability for all persons involved in the freight chain  Load securing based on CEN Standard :2010, including for ADR transport.  Standardisation of technical devices for load securing, such as anchor points, blocking devices on freight vehicles based on CEN standard  Harmonised regulations for different modes of transport (maritime, rail, road) to facilitate and promote co-modality Page 5 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

6 Harmonised Enforcement = No discrimination = No physical trade barriers Harmonised Rules …for roadside checks …for penalties for infringements Should be based on harmonised regulations/standards Page 6 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

7 III – IRU Actions  The IRU monitors and informs its Members about the changing situation  The IRU requires its Members to lobby their authorities to support, implement and apply the CEN Standard  The IRU surveys different enforcement methods and sanctions  The IRU develops training programmes and best practices (IRU Academy) Page 7 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

8 Page 8 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011 III – IRU Actions

9 Page 9 Worldwide Excellence in Road Transport Training

10 Page 10 IRU Academy Objectives Sustainable Development Safety Compliance Performance

11 Page 11 Not complying with the rules will lead to fines and a negative impact on your reputation! Resulting in loss of Revenues ComplianceCompliance

12 Page 12 Performance Improving safety record - Identifying and manage “risk” for the employees Improving regulatory compliance Improving efficiency Increasing employee and customer satisfaction Increasing competitiveness mediacollegep

13 Page 13 Safety The Population The Environment The Economy Damages to:

14 Page 14 IRU Commitment Road Safety – Highest Priority  The IRU supports all measures that improve road safety  if  they effectively target the main causes of accidents involving trucks.

15 Page 15 Main Cause: The Human Factor  Investigation of 624 accidents showed the main cause of the accident is human error However, from the 85.2% linked to human error, 75% were caused by other road users! However, from the 85.2% linked to human error, 75% were caused by other road users! Source: EU, IRU

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17 IRU Academy Programmes Page 17

18 Safe Loading & Cargo Securing Page 18 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

19 Page 19 Безопасная погрузка и крепление груза ЭКО-вождение Программы Академии IRU

20 IRU Academy Interactive Programme on Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Interactive simulation environment Specific and practical advices Latest International Reference Standard CEN :2010 Page 20 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

21 IRU Academy Checklist on Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Multilingual best practices with key tips for safe and Secure cargo transport Free download from: Page 21 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

22 IV - Conclusion The road transport industry needs a harmonised framework in order to ensure that safe loading and cargo securing is applied throughout Europe, CIS countries and beyond to increase road safety on a level playing field. The road transport industry urges the European Commission and CIS competent authorities to address this issue through harmonised regulation. Page 22 (c) International Road Transport Union (IRU) 2011

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