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Safety tips:

1. Wire Rope

  • Long lashing is less effective than short lashing due to elongation of the wires.
  • Smooth wire rope will lengthen during transportation; the lashing condition should be checked periodically.
  • Suitable precautions, such as the use of protective materials, should be taken to prevent wire rope from being
    damaged by sharp edges of the cargo in a flat rack (similar to the situations in Photos 5 and 6)

2. Wire Clip (if using wire rope)
  • At least three wire clips should be used for each fixing point.
  • The direction of each wire clip should be the same.
  • The U-bolt section of wire clip shall be placed on the short end. (Figure 1)

Figure 1

3. Webbing/Lashing Belt

  • Do not twist the webbing/belt as long as it is feasible not to do so. The belt’s strength will be reduced if the
    material is twisted (Photos 1 and 2).
Photo 1:Tensile strength is evenly loaded
(Good practice)
Photo 2:Tensile strength is not evenly loaded
(Bad practice)

  • Tying the webbing/belt to the lashing ring in the form of a knot is not allowed. A knot can be easily loosened during
    shipment (Photos 3 and 4).
Photo 3: Proper fastening
Photo 4: Improper fastening

  • Use protective materials to prevent the webbing/belt from being damaged by the sharp edges of the cargo,
    flat rack, or other abrasion points/areas (Photos 5 and 6).
Photo 5: Belt with protector
Photo 6: Belt without protector is damaged

4. Chocking or Bracing

  • Chocking or bracing should have enough strength to hold the cargo (Photo 7).
Photo 7: Bracing between cargo and container wall


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