Defect Category Category 1Category 2Category 3 Dangerous, prosecutions very likely with a vehicle movement prohibition issued Dangerous, prosecutions possible on the spot fines likely with a vehicle movement prohibition issued Unsafe, on the spot fines possible, advice and guidance likely No load securing30 cm gap between load and vehicle headboardLashings on rope hooks 1m gap between load and vehicle headboardUnsheeted load in bulk tipper or skip Minor damage to headboard not affecting structural integrity Unstable load affecting vehicle stability or likely to topple from vehicle Inadequate load securing leading to likely risk of harm Unsuitable load securing Severe structural damage to headboard or gaps in headboard that would allow load penetration Unsuitable stacking of load items likely to lead to risk of harm Poor condition of securing equipment Items loaded over height of headboardHeight of load likely to affect vehicle stabilityUnsuitable vehicle for load
Load type Type AType BType C Metal pipes, sheet or barTimberClothing Reinforced concreteIBCs/bulk powderWood chip Bricks, stone or concreteRoll cagesWaste paper Vehicles (including scrap)Bagged aggrigateCoal bags Plant & machineryEmpty skips stacked 3 or more highBulk material (In tipper) Reels, (steel, wire or paper)Heavy palletised goodsPacking material Kegs and barrels Single loaded skips Stacked loaded skips Empty skips stacked 3 or more high Light palletised goods Metal castings Glass Containers and or work cabins
Defect Category 123 Load type A PG9 Prohibition Advisory B PG9 Prohibition Advisory C PG9 ProhibitionAdvisory
Some examples from Europe Load safety This German vehicle was transporting empty beer bottles when the load shifted on a low speed corner. The roof was ripped open and the superstructure was a write off The driver, owner and the loader were prosecuted Unsecured load shift whilst cornering The load value was £21,000.00 This trailer was loaded with shrink-wrapped goods the only restraint was the shrink-wrap. The load was also 1 metre from the headboard
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