Safety is a constant concern when it comes to cargo. Whether something is being transported in trucks, by air or water, there are considerations to take into account to make sure that the cargo is secure and tied down.
For cordstrap safety transport use in Australia, the simplicity of operation and ease of use help to ensure that you do the job properly.
Strapping it in
The use of poly composite cord strapping is an improvement over older methods of strapping in cargo. These single-use cords are lightweight with high tensile strength. These are comparable in characteristics to steel straps they replaced.
Also, the straps do not recoil when cut, which is a big safety consideration for normal use. It also helps against accidental breaks, ensuring the safety of the personnel involved. The strapping process has also undergone simplification.
The cords come in rolls, which allow easy unwinding when feeding the straps around the cargo. The best part is the use of galvanised buckles, which connect the two ends of the strap. There is no need to cut the strap before tightening the system.
Instead, you can insert the straps through the sides of the buckles and then looped around them. You can then tighten the straps with the use of a round pack tensioner.
The need to keep cargo steady
Cargo, in any form, should not move while en route. This is true for land transport, as much as for oversea and air travel. When you transport the cargo over land, any movement will result in a change in the vehicle’s center of gravity.
This would result in a swaying motion even if the vehicle were traveling in a straight line. Cargo that sways, or packed too high, can lead to rollovers during turns, or during sudden maneuvers. Unbalanced loads can put uneven weights on the different axles.
This can result in uneven handling and traction. Securing the cargo, making sure that load is balanced, and the center of gravity is low can help ensure the overall safety of the vehicle, its passengers and the cargo.
One way of ensuring this is to have the cargo safely strapped tight and secure against any unnecessary movement.