What does it cover? Our OSHA-compliant cargo securement certification courses meet current standards and regulations. Whether you want certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.
Our Cargo Securement safety training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.
Training Scope: Each class contains sections on governing bodies, requirements, securing processes, specific cargo, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5-2 hours.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards for cargo securement:
The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the training online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
OSHA defines a “competent person” as someone who “is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in [their] surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees.” A competent person has the authorization to take “prompt corrective measures” to minimize or eliminate hazards. They have enough training and/or experience to be “capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation and has the authority to correct them.” Some standards do have additional, specific requirements that must be met in order for an employee to be considered a competent person. This training fulfills OSHA's training requirements.
Cargo securement requirements exist for vehicles that have a gross vehicle rating over 10,000 pounds, as well as any cargo being carried. These vehicles must ensure that their cargo load cannot shift or become detached from the truck or trailer. This ensures that all cargo arrives safely and doesn’t cause any accidents or damage.
When it comes to tiedown requirements and specific cargo securement requirements, it is often tricky to know all the requirements needed to ensure that cargo is safely secured. If these requirements aren’t fresh in driver’s minds when securing cargo, it is easy to grow complacent and develop bad habits. Around 80 deaths a year are caused by debris falling from vehicles. Many of these deaths could be prevented if the fallen items were secured properly. This training can help educate employees on proper securement practices to prevent cargo from becoming loose and protect themselves, their cargo, and the other drivers on the road.
Cargo securement is the process of attaching and immobilizing cargo on or within a vehicle with structures and equipment of enough strength. This ensures that cargo can’t shift or come loose during the transport of cargo.
It’s important to secure any cargo so that it doesn’t fall into the road or another vehicle. Even if the fallen cargo doesn’t strike another vehicle, it can force them to swerve and lose control. In addition, cargo shifting can affect the truck driver’ control of the vehicle.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a branch of the Department of Transportation. One of its responsibilities is to create, monitor, and enforce cargo securement regulations.
The FMCSA regulations state that the motor carrier and the driver are responsible for ensuring that cargo is properly loaded and secured.
Cargo can be secured through tiedowns, which are securing devices that are attached to anchor points. Cargo can also be immobilized with containment methods, blocking devices, and bracing equipment.
Tiedown requirements vary based on your cargo’s length, weight, and type.
The total restraining power of your securement devices must be at least half the weight of your cargo. This can be calculated based on what devices you use, their individual strength, and how they are attached to the cargo or trailer.
No. Certain types of cargo have additional securement requirements or differences that must be met. These requirements must be met in order to transport these types of cargo.
Yes. Cargo securement must be inspected before transit, and at specific intervals during the transporting process as well.
Poor securement can result in loss of or damage to cargo, penalties from regulatory officials, higher insurance costs, and possibly injury or death.