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  1. CargoStop Load Chokers: Leading the Way in Safety

    Securing your load to the highest safety standard is always our main priority at CargoStop. That’s why we take pride in being the exclusive retailer of Load Chokers in the UK.

    Load Chokers make sure you and your drivers stay safe on the road with our unique and rigorously tested load securing device.

    As the leading provider for load restraint equipment, our Load Chokers offer you a safer method for restraining belly wrapped loads and are engineered for both chain and strap usage. We’re proud to be the only retailer in the UK to stock this unique load restraint device.

    What is the Cargo Load Choker?

    The Cargo Load Choker offers an exciting, new and safer method for restraining loose loads such as steel, timber, pipes and heavy machinery on your vehicle.

    The chokers apply downward pressure - and an

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  2. Keen to Comply with New DVSA Load Securing Legislation? CargoStop Can Help

    Do you need to understand and comply with the new Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agency legislation on securing loads?

    Here at CargoStop, we are committed to increasing safety standards for operators and drivers. As the leading provider for load restraint equipment, we’ve explored the new legislation enforced by the Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and are here to help you.

    Inadequately secured loads are an ongoing cause of serious road accidents in the UK. One of the greatest risks comes from high loads.

    Last year, new legislation from the DVSA came into effect to combat these risks. The new clause highlights the dangers of poorly secured lorry loads and enforces the DVSA’s updated rules surrounding the use of tarpaulin or netting for added security.

    If you or your drivers are hauling loose or unstable materials in bul

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  3. ProPole: Keeping You Safe This Winter

    To top off a very uncertain year in the UK, 2021 is now predicted to be the coldest and snowiest winter for more than a decade.

    It’s now more important than ever to keep your load secure and to ensure your vehicle is prepared for the harsh winter weather. Thankfully you can be one step ahead of the weather this new year with our state-of-the-art ProPole system.

    What is The ProPole?

    The innovative ProPole system was developed to help prevent injuries and make life easier, while securing loads in the road freight transportation industry. The ProPole system makes loading effortless, helping you and your team complete hundreds of height related tasks faster than ever.

    This unique solution is comprised of a telescopic pole with 30 interchangeable heads that can be attached for completing various tasks at height on commercial vehicles. T

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  4. CargoStop Ratchet Straps: Securing Your Load to the Highest Safety Standards

    As the leading provider for load restraint equipment, we take pride in making sure our ratchet straps help you and your drivers stay safe.

    Our ratchet straps are specially engineered to withstand the rigours of the transport world, as well as being easy and safe to use for the everyday driver.

    Safety First

    We’re focused on increasing safety at every step along the way. In 2005, the Health and Safety Executive introduced new Work at Height Regulations. With this in mind we created our pioneering ProPole system! With the ProPole you can use our Ratchet Straps while simultaneously keeping both boots firmly on the ground.

    You may be wondering if there are any tips to ensure your freight transport is safely secured. There are! Here are a few how-to’s of the trade, as well as unique features of CargoStop Ratchet Straps to give you con

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  5. CargoStop Drivers Packs Help Drivers Stay Covid-Secure in Truck and Yard

    As the UK’s leading provider of load restraints, ratchet straps and other innovations for road transportation; helping keep commercial vehicle drivers safe is one of our top priorities.

    In response to the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we have put together unique Drivers Packs, filled with essentials to help truck drivers protect themselves and those they interact with.

    As we all know, COVID-19 is an airborne disease, so it’s important to maintain social distancing, capture our breath and avoid spreading the virus on surfaces. This presents several challenges unique to truck, van, lorry and other commercial vehicle drivers.

    That is where our pick and mix CargoStop Drivers Packs come in.

    What is in our Drivers Packs?

    The simple answer is ‘it is up to you!’

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  6. ProPole: Securing Ratchet Straps with Both Boots Safely on the Ground

    As the UK’s leading provider of ratchet straps, we ensure that we remain at the forefront of solution-focused innovation. By continually researching and developing cost-effective and efficient technologies for securing loads, we not only save hauliers time and money but prioritise their drivers’ safety.

    In 2005, the Health and Safety Executive introduced new Work at Height Regulations, designed to prevent injuries and deaths caused by falls from height. Whilst creating safer working practices is obviously a good thing, it presented particular challenges for the road freight transportation industry.

    The legislation requires that drivers keep both feet on ground as much as possible. This can be an issue when loading and securing lorry loads.

    Necessity breeds innovation. With this legislation in mind, we began our research and development to create the pioneering Pro

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  7. Keeping ratchet straps in tip-top condition

    Ratchet straps, also known as lashing straps and tie-downs, are one of the most popular methods for securing cargo in transport. Constructed from an industrial-strength polyester mesh, they are an important component in material handling.

    As with all industrial equipment, proper care must be taken to ensure that ratchet straps are well prepared for safe and effective use. Any kind of damage to a strap can affect its working load limit and breaking strength, putting both equipment and individuals at risk.

    CargoStop’s ratchet straps are chosen by some of the biggest names in the UK transport industry, due to our reputation for safety and quality, built up over 40 years.

    We have now become the industry’s trusted advisor on the safe use of this vital piece of equipment. So, we thought we’d bring you our top tips for maintenance and storage to extend the life of your

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  8. Taking the risk out of load risk assessment

    Health and safety is high on the agenda of every business and managers are expected to do everything in their power to keep their employees safe in the workplace.

    As a leading provider for load restraint equipment, we thought we’d take a look at the duty of care employers in the transport industry have, to carry out load risk assessments.

    Why is a load risk assessment necessary?

    The management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires every business to identify any hazards or risk to the health and safety of their employees, whilst at work.

    Consequently, vehicle operators need to carry out a thorough assessment of the dangers faced by employees who load vehicles on their behalf. Any potential risk of injury needs to be identified and eliminated to ensure the welfare of the employee whilst they go about their daily work.

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  9. The Secrets of the Blue Label

    Ratchet straps are some of the most widely used products in the world for securing cargo and restraining loads. We’ve spent many years listening to our customers and developed what we believe are the best on the market.

    Regardless of manufacturer, every ratchet strap has a blue label sewn into the strap. Here at CargoStop we also include a second copy under the stitched webbing for added safety value. But, why are the blue labels required and what is the purpose of the information they display?

    What is the blue label?

    The blue label is all about making transport as safe as possible. It has to be stitched-in to the webbing of each ratchet strap to comply with UK and European standards relating to the packaging of goods for transport by road.

    Under European legislation (EN 12195-2:2001), a visible intact data label must be securely a

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