Securing loads on trucks is a common task in the road freight industry and the risks of using dogs and cheater bars are well known.

Following an investigation of load restraint equipment available in Australia, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland published a report which examines the risks of using dogs and cheater bars, outlines the alternatives that are available, and discusses the reasons why some operators refrain from using safer equipment.

The report concludes that the control of risks from the task of securing loads on trucks can be achieved by using safer equipment, providing appropriate information, training, instruction or supervision, and effectively consulting workers.

Click to view the full report.

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