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This page has specialist questions for heavy vehicle drivers regarding Class 2 heavy vehicle load security.

You can use these questions to test yourself, or have a friend or family member test you.
If you don’t know the answer, click on the link underneath the question to find out.


13 What should you do after driving on an uneven surface?

Safe driving practices - drive smoothly


14 What is the combined rated strength of lashings placed over rigid loads on heavy motor vehicles where loaded against a headboard?

Securing rigid loads weighing 0.5 tonne or more


15 When you are checking your load, what is the most important thing to look for?

Safe driving practices - check your load


16 How much weight (sideways) must load restraint systems be able to withstand?

Securing rigid loads weighing 0.5 tonne or more


17 Uncovered, loose bulk loads are liable to fall from the vehicle if they are higher than: _____ mm below the side of the vehicle body

Loose bulk loads


18 When should you check your load?

Safe driving practices - check your load


19 Why must a driver do a pre-trip safety inspection?

Safe driving for heavy vehicle drivers


20 Who is responsible to see that a load is correctly loaded and secure?

Safe driving practices - check your load


21 A load of 10 tonne carried on a rigid truck with no headboard is secured by two tie downs. What must the combined strength of the tie downs be? _____ tonnes

Securing rigid loads weighing 0.5 tonne or more


22 A load of 15 tonne carried on a rigid truck with a headboard is secured by two tie downs. What must the combined strength of the tie downs be equal to or stronger than?

Securing rigid loads weighing 0.5 tonne or more


23 Anchor points to which the lashings are secured must have a strength of at least: ___ x ____________

Anchor points