Field of application:
Securing cargo on commercial vehicles is necessary to ensure the life and health of people and animals, as well as to avoid damage to the cargo.
These operating instructions describe selection, handling, use, control, documentation and disposal instructions for reusable lashing equipment according to DIN EN 12195 part 2.
These are current guidelines and standards for securing cargo and reliable transport of goods by land, sea and air transport.
The dangers that can arise from the use of lashing equipment are described in DIN EN 12195.
Please also note that other regulations may apply, for example when transporting dangerous goods, by rail or by ship.
The specified standard contains the basis for the manufacturer’s instructions for use and maintenance of lashing equipment.
When choosing and using lashing equipment, you must consider the necessary lashing force, form of use and lashing method. The size, shape and weight of the cargo as well as the intended use, the transport, the environment (suitability of the vehicle, lashing attachment points) and the type of cargo so that the correct choice can be made.
When securing the load, note the dynamic forces that occur when braking, swinging, etc. For correct dimensioning of load securing equipment, you must know these forces, and plan the use of lashing straps accordingly.
For stability reasons, at least two lashing straps used for diagonal lashing should be used, if no other measures are used, to prevent twisting or slipping of
Particularly important for load securing is friction. The friction acts between the load and the load surface and
depends on the material and the surfaces. By using AGON friction mats, you can achieve a well-defined friction coefficient. The chosen lashing equipment must be strong enough for the intended purpose, and have the correct length and possibly be equipped with AGON edge protectors.
The function of lashing equipment cannot be guaranteed if these important instructions are ignored. Serious accidents leading to injury or death can occur if these instructions are not followed!
Lashing equipment must not be overloaded, as overloading can lead to breakage or damage to cargo and equipment.
Do not use lashing equipment for lifting. Lashing equipment has no safety factor and does not meet the requirements for lifting equipment. It is dangerous to lift in the lashing equipment!
Never knot the lashings. Do not attempt to lengthen a lashing by tying them together with a knot. Knots reduce the strength of the lashing considerably.
Do not drive over the lashings, either with pallet trucks, trucks or cars. The lashings can be damaged by this and lose considerable strength.
Damaged, overloaded or worn lashing equipment must be discarded immediately if the strength cannot be guaranteed.
The lashing must not be twisted under load, as this can locally lead to overloading.
Only lashing hooks, designed for this purpose, may be loaded at the tip, but must be fully engaged.
To avoid unnecessary strain on the tensioner, it must not be placed over the edge of the load, just as these must be discarded if they are deformed.
Lashings must not be used on sharp edges without edge protectors. A sharp edge is defined as; if the edge radius “r” is smaller than the lashing thickness “d”.
During transport, the lashing must be checked, the first time after a short time. Then continuously during transport.
Cassation criteria for lashings:
Lashing straps may no longer be used if the following defects are present.
If the tape is damaged more than 10% of the tape’s width. This applies to single damage and the sum of minor damage, in a zone corresponding to the width of the tape.
This applies to damage caused by wear, contact with hot parts and aggressive substances.
Discard if there is deformation of the buckle, element at the wear shaft or locking rails, wear on the split bolt or broken ratchet handle.
End brackets and hooks:
Discarded if the hook has increased by more than 5%. Cracks, breaks, significant corrosion, permanent deformation.
Instructions for use:
Pass the lashing strap over the object to be secured. Make sure the hooks are attached securely. The ends are brought together by pulling the end of the loose end through the open slot (a) in the ratchet buckle. The loose end is pulled out through the slot until the lashing is sufficiently pre-tensioned. Tensioning is done with the handle (b).
Pull the pawl (b) and bring the handle to the 180 degree open position.
The loose band can be pulled out.
Storage and maintenance.
Lashings from AGON may only be used at -40 to 120 degrees Celsius.
Care and proper storage of lashings from AGON will ensure a long service life. After each use, check the lashing for damage and dirt before hanging up the lashing.
Keep lashings clean, dry and well ventilated when storing, and avoid direct exposure to sunlight and chemicals. After longer storage periods, check the lashing for full functionality.