Load lashing or load restraint is a vital component for the safe transport of goods whether this be by road, rail or sea. Outside forces applied to the load caused by the effects of breaking, accelerating or cornering have a dramatic effect on how the load is to be restrained.
In a similar way to how we select lifting equipment, the shape and type of load as well as the effects of the working angles of the lashings, can increase the forces considered and consequently these factors affect the choice of both the type of lashing that should be selected and the method of how they should be used (friction or direct lashing).
BS EN 12195 Parts 1 to 4 were introduced to provide a means of conforming to the essential safety requirements for lashing and load restraint in the Common European market and thus enabling the free movement of goods.
Lashing equipment supplied by Brindley Chains is of high quality and produced by Pewag in Austria.
At Brindley Chains we are able to offer lashing chains and components in various grades, from our standard Grade 10 system which offers the user a 25% increase in lashing capacity for the same size chain over G8 (as the minimum requirement under the standard), to the new Grade 12 profiled chain system which was launched in Europe in May 2008.
Whatever Pewag chain system you choose, it will meet or exceed the British and European standards.
Our brochure, which is available to download HERE contains all the information necessary to select the correct type and grade of equipment to suit your specific requirements. Whether you require direct or friction lashings, our guide will assist you in making an informed decision for selecting and specifying all manner of chain lashing equipment. With the aid of pre-calculated selection charts you will be able to choose the correct chain size and number of lashings to safely restrain the load.
Further details of chains, components, lashing points and other ancillary equipment can also be found within the brochure as well as details of certification and maintenance criteria and other services offered by us to the transport industry.