Event Date/Time: Dec 17, 2003 End Date/Time: Dec 17, 2003
Registration Date: Dec 16, 2003
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The 'Safety Load Code of Practise', first published in the early 1970s, was welcomed by the UK haulage industry at large.

This seminar will take into consideration the advances that have been made over the last thirty years, such as better vehicle breaking and cornering speeds and the effect this has had on securing the load safely.

It will also consider the pressure placed on the haulier to keep the load secure and unload the vehicle more quickly, along with the need for recorded documentated training in order to meet the standards encouraged by the HSE.

The results of loads falling from lorries can be disasterous, both in terms of injury-insurance costs and the subsequent legal action that can lead to corporate manslaughter.

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in two mock court scenes involving accidents as a result of a lorry shedding its load.

Supporting the seminar will be an exhibition demonstrating the state of the art of safe loading equipment and loading systems.


9:30 Registration

10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

(Bill Gillan, Head of Hazards and Technical Policy Division, HSE)

10:05 The HSE's Role in Enforcing the Safety of Loads on Vehicles

(Carol Grainger, Policy Advisor, Health and Safety Executive)

10:25 The Challenge and the Solutions of Loading the Vehicle

Dr Douglas MacMillan (Department for Transport)

10:45 Latest Developments in Load Restraint

Clive Moss (CEO, The Made Up Textiles Association)

11:05 Discussion

11:25 Coffee

A Round Table Discussion on Vehicle Equipment Designed to Help Secure the Loads More Quickly and Safer

11:55 The challenges and the Solutions of Safely Securing Vehicles on Car Transporters

(John Eastman, Inchcape)

12:10 Securing Round Wood

(Iain Knight, Transport Research Laboratory)

12:25 Securing the Load Within the Curtain

(Gerald Broadbent, Consultant)

12:40 Load Restraint of Engineering Plant and the Need for Training

(Mick Norton, Roger Bullivant)

12:55 Discussion

13:15 'Just a minute' - Chance for exhibitors to market themselves to delegates

13:20 Lunch

14:20 A Systematic Police Approach to an Unsafe Load Investigation

(Chief Superintendent Les Owen, Metropolitan Police)

14:40 A mock court hearing concerning a beer barrel that has fallen off a lorry and caused minor damage to a car and slight injury to the cars occupant

(Tim Culpin, Aaron & Partners solicitors)

15:00 A mock court case hearing. A case to be heard where a large piece of machinery has fallen off a low load trailer and fatally injured a passing driver. There is a possibility of there being a case of a charge of Corporate Manslaughter against the Managing Director

Tim Culpin (Aaron & Partners solicitors)

15:20 Discussion

15:40 Closing Remarks


- Anyone responsible for ensuring the safety of loads


- Make yourself aware of the HSE recommended means of safely securing lorry loads

- Be introduced to the state of the art load security systems and equipment

- Experience the methods used by senior police officers investigating lost load induced accidents

- Become aware of the court procedure should your company become involved in a lost load and the penalties


Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

Additional Information

COST - IMechE Members/Members of co-sponsoring organisations (TBA) £199.75 - Non-members £258.50 - Retired/Student £70.50