Materials Handling and Load Restraint

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Materials Handling and Load Restraint for Construction and Industrial Use

Searle Fasteners specialise in supplying a comprehensive range of materials handling and load restraint equipment. In addition to fasteners, screws, nuts, bolts and tools for all industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, building and general engineering. Our Perth warehouse contains in excess of 20,000 different products. We stock many difficult-to-find ‘specialist’ fastener products. In addition, we are able to source stock from around Australia.

We pride ourselves in providing a high level of service and an ability to find solutions where others fail.  We have the knowledge to assist you in sourcing the correct product for your project, from individual items to bulk orders, you can rely on Searle Fasteners to deliver.

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Material Handling

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Transport Restraint Equipment

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Materials Handling and Load Restraint

Materials Handling and Load Restraint

Materials handling and load restraint are crucial aspects of logistics and transportation. They involve the safe and efficient movement, storage, and securing of goods and materials during their journey from point of origin to their destination.

Materials Handling:

  • Definition:
    • Materials handling refers to the movement, storage, control, and protection of materials, products, and goods throughout the entire supply chain.
  • Key Elements:
    • Movement: This involves the physical transportation of goods, which can include tasks like lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.
    • Storage: This involves the proper placement and organization of goods in warehouses or storage facilities.
    • Control: This pertains to the tracking, monitoring, and management of inventory as it moves through the supply chain.
    • Protection: Ensuring that goods are handled and stored in a manner that preserves their quality and prevents damage.
  • Equipment:
    • Tested and Commercial Chain
    • Lifting Chain and Components
    • Shackles
    • Rigging Hardware
    • Truck Winches
    • Ratchet Assemblies
    • Replacement Straps
  • Safety Considerations:
    • Proper training and certification for operators of materials handling equipment.
    • Regular maintenance and inspection of equipment to ensure safe operation.
    • Proper lifting techniques to prevent injuries.
    • Use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling materials.

Load Restraint:

  1. Definition:
    • Load restraint involves the measures and equipment used to secure and stabilize a load during transportation to prevent it from shifting, falling, or becoming a hazard to the driver or other road users.
  2. Key Elements:
    • Restraint Methods: These include the use of straps, chains, ropes, nets, and other devices to secure the load.
    • Load Distribution: Properly distributing the weight of the load within the transport vehicle to ensure stability.
    • Anchor Points: These are attachment points on the vehicle that are used to secure straps, chains, or other restraint devices.
    • Tensioning Devices: These are used to tighten and secure straps or chains around the load.
  3. Legal and Safety Requirements:
    • Load restraint laws and regulations vary by region and are designed to ensure the safety of road users. It’s important for transport operators to be familiar with and comply with these regulations.
    • Load restraint devices must be rated for the weight and type of load they are securing.
  4. Load Types:
    • Different loads require different methods of restraint. For example, securing a stack of pallets will be different from securing loose or irregularly shaped cargo.
  5. Equipment:
    • Ratchet Straps and Tie Downs: These are commonly used for securing loads in trucks and trailers.
    • Chains and Binders: These are heavy-duty options suitable for securing heavy or oversized loads.
    • Cargo Nets and Webbing: These are used for securing loose or irregularly shaped loads.
    • Edge Protectors and Corner Guards: These help protect straps from damage and provide additional stability.
    • Load Bars and Braces: These are used to prevent shifting of loads in trailers.

Materials handling and load restraint are crucial aspects of logistics and transportation. Properly trained personnel, appropriate equipment, and adherence to safety regulations are essential for safe and efficient operations.


Call Searle Fasteners Perth for Materials Handling

Speak to one of our knowledgeable sales staff today:

(08) 9457 5444

Or simply pop into our Perth warehouse to discuss your requirement.

Unit 1/26 Ernest Clark Road, CANNING VALE WA 6155

(Just off Tacoma Circuit)

Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri : 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Closed Long Weekends 

Closed Public Holidays