Safe Loading of Goods Vehicles

This practical and classroom-based course is aimed at drivers and loaders of goods vehicles. It provides drivers, loaders and unloaders with the knowledge and skills to deal with basic load configurations in a safe and efficient manner.

Who should attend?

  • Loading/unloading operatives such as warehouse and yard teams
  • Drivers
  • Those responsible for raising and maintaining health and safety standards across a team of professional drivers

Benefits of attending

  • Reduced likelihood of roadside prosecution
  • Greater awareness of the impact poor loading can have on the driver and general public
  • Reduction in damage to vehicles and stock
  • Awareness of the risks caused by working at height
  • An understanding of where to go to find the right guidance for unique and unusual load types

Course content

  • Legislative requirements
  • Consequence of non-compliance
  • Role of the operator, loader and driver
  • Vehicle checks
  • Load restraint – types of restraint systems and anchorage points
  • Load distribution
  • Vehicle weight and overloading – types of vehicle weights
  • Safe working practices: loading and unloading
  • Effects of transportation
  • Working at height

The vehicle provided must meet the required standards in respect of PUWER: it should be suitable for the intended purpose and adequately maintained to ensure safety. A safe area of the yard or warehouse should be designated for the training.


On successful completion of this course an FTA certificate of attendance will be issued to all delegates.

Course duration

1 day (approximately 8 hours including lunch and breaks).

Maximum 8 delegates.

Booking and information

This course is only available on an in-company basis.  For more information please email or call 03717 11 22 22.



£749 Excluding VAT


£936.25 Excluding VAT