Using Rope for Load Restraint

Last week, we conducted briefings for over 100 companies in Esperance and Albany WA on the forth coming Compliance and Enforcement (Chain of Responsibility) laws in Western Australia.

Whilst our briefings covered the full spectrum of the requirements, to meet the law, the news focused on the use of Rope.

It most certainly created an uproar on Social Media in WA.

To clarify rope can be used, but it must be load rated.  However then the question is posed is the person that tied to load using rope, competent to tie knots?  How do you know if the rope is load rated, this is particularly  the case where the rope is covered in red dust etc.

The ABC Country hour ran a long segment on the use of Rope, with people attending the briefing such as Main Roads and Western Australian Road Transport (WARTA).

Read the transcript and follow the link to the social media accounts of WA Country Hour.


Mike Wood

Mike Wood, Managing Director – LATUS: Logistic Risk Specialists Mike Wood is the recognised Australian Specialist on Chain of Responsibility Legislation and its Impacts upon the Logistic Industry. Since 2003, Mike has been heavily involved in Chain of Responsibility (known as Compliance and Enforcement in Western Australia). Mike is frequently interviewed or comment sort by Australian Media outlets, as well as providing expert witness testimony in legal proceedings. Most recently engaged by the Western Australian Government to help educate WA businesses on the new Compliance and Enforcement legislation and its impacts on them. Mike regularly advises Governments and Business across South East Asia and Australia on Logistic Issues, and was particularly involved in the Chain of Responsibility legislation, and codes of practice. Mike’s expertise extends to multiple facets of the Supply Chain, having undertaken projects such as, Integrated Logistic Chain Design, Australian Disaster Management Response Logistics, Coal Chain designs, Port operation & infrastructure, Logging Operation design, Sugar production, livestock movements, logging etc.

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