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Recommended Operating Practices For Cargo Control Equipment

Cargo Control


Death / injury can occur from improper use or maintenance of cargo control equipment.  

To avoid injury:  

  • Do not use for overhead lifting. 
  • Work only with secure footing. 
  • Inspect equipment before use and periodically during use. Remove from service if cracked,
    worn, or deformed.

  • Do not exceed working load limits. Do not overload - binders develop approximate working load
    with hand effort.

  • Use only alloy (Grade 80 or above) chain for overhead lifting. 


TIE DOWN INSTRUCTIONS: Observe the following instructions and precautions when tying down and binding loads:1.Maintain secure footing at all times.2.Inspect equipment before use. Do not use hooks, shackles, links, clips, chain, and other equipment components that are bent, elongated, gouged, nicked, excessively worn, or damaged. Make certain that nuts, bolts, pins, and other
fasteners are tightened and secured.3.Follow DOT FMCS Regulations S392.9, S393.100, and S393.102, and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Cargo Sacraments Tie-Down Guidelines.4.Do not exceed the working load limit of equipment. Refer to literature by grade for specific working load limits. 5.Center load in hooks, shackles, rings, and other such equipment components. Use spacers on bolts and pins as necessary to maintain center loading. 6. Do not apply load to hook latches; latches are to retain slack slings and chains only.7.Avoid sudden jerks when applying the load. Rapid load application can produce overloading.8.Free all twists, knots, and kinks. Apply load in a straight line fashion.9.Refer to specific instructions when applying load binders. Observe warnings and stand clear of binder handles at all times.10.Use only alloy chain and attachments (Grade 80 or above) for overhead lifting.11.Inspect load periodically for securement.

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