Observe the following instructions and precautions
when tying down and binding loads.
- Maintain secure footing at all times.
- Inspect equipment before use. Do not use hooks, shackles,
links, clips, chains, or other equipment components that are
bent, elongated, gouged, nicked, excessively worn, or damaged.
Make certain that all nuts, bolts, pins, and other fasteners are
tightened and secured.
- Follow DOT FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
'393.102 Securement Systems and Commercial Vehicle Safety
Alliance Cargo Securement Tie-Down Guidelines.
- Do not exceed the Working Load Limit (WLL) of equipment.
Refer to literature by grade for specific working load limits.
Refer also to CM Lifting, Pulling and Binding Products Manual
PMC-10 for information.
- Center load in hooks, shackles, rings, and other such
equipment components. Use spacers on bolts and pins as necessary
to maintain center loading.
- Do not apply load to hook latches; latches are to retain
slack slings and chains only.
- Avoid sudden jerks when applying the load. Rapid load
application can produce overloading.
- Free all twists, knots, and kinks. Apply load in a straight
- Refer to specific instructions when applying load binders.
Observe warnings and stand clear of binder handles at all times.
- Not for overhead lifting. Use only only alloy chain and
attachments (Grade 80) for overhead lifting.
- Inspect load periodically for securement.