What types of lashing are there for load securing?

The most common types of lashings are:
 
  • Diagonal lashing
    • In this case, the belts are attached to all four corners of the load and lashed diagonally, usually crosswise. The lashing angles play a decisive role here
  • Tie-down lashing
    • In this process, the lashing strap is placed over the goods and these are pressed to the floor by tensioning. This requires a relatively high number of lashing means, which can be reduced by means of anti-friction mats (friction value increase).
  • Head lashing with palette
    • In this case, a pallet is placed in front of the goods in the direction of travel, i.e. at the front, and the webbing is passed through, thus creating an "artificial end wall". The center of gravity of the goods must always be below the lashing equipment.
  • Head lashing with retaining strap
    • With this variant, instead of a pallet, a retaining strap is guided over the goods, which fixes the height of the front-side strap. A lashing calculator assists with the correct lashing angles.
  • Bay lashing/
    • It serves as a kind of "dropside substitute" and is designed as a side loop lashing. In this case, the bay lashing is almost ineffective in the direction of travel, so that a tight fit must be used here, e.g. on the end wall of the body.
In our technical paper: Episode 25: What types of lashing are there for load securing? you will find the different types of lashing each as a picture with detailed explanation.
 
Also, an upgrade in this article: The label on the lashing strap - recognizing fake - what does it really have to say?
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