Lashing products are integral components in the secure transportation of loads, ensuring stability and safety during transit. Understanding the technical aspects of these products, especially in the context of compliance with Australian standards, is crucial for effective load securing. This CERTEX Lifting Know How will shed light on the capabilities and requirements of lashing products.

Technical Overview of Lashing Products

Lashing products encompass a range of materials and configurations designed to secure loads efficiently. These include:

  • Webbing Straps: Typically made of polyester or nylon, webbing straps offer high tensile strength and flexibility, ideal for securing various load types.
  • Ratchet Straps: Incorporating a ratcheting mechanism allows for precise tensioning and a secure hold for different shapes and sizes.
  • Wire Rope Assemblies: Constructed from durable wire ropes, these assemblies offer exceptional strength and are well-suited for heavy loads and harsh environments.
  • Chain Systems: Chains and binders provide robust securing solutions, with variations available to match diverse load requirements.

An artistic depiction of ten separate strap and webbing products. The products are orange, red, blue and green and are used to secure cargo when undertaking load restraint.

A close-up image of a webbing ratchet tied down, securing a load of steel rope spools on the back of a semi-trailer.

Load Securing Requirements under Australian Standards

In Australia, load securing must follow stringent standards to ensure safety and compliance. Key factors and requirements include:

  • Tension and Strength: Lashing products should be capable of withstanding designated tension levels, ensuring they maintain adequate strength to secure loads without compromising integrity.
  • Material Specifications: Materials used in lashing products must meet specific strength and durability standards outlined in Australian regulations to guarantee reliability during transportation.
  • Environmental Considerations: Products should demonstrate resistance to environmental factors such as UV radiation, moisture, and temperature variations, especially for outdoor transportation.
  • Compliance with AS/NZS 4380: This Australian and New Zealand standard specifies requirements for webbing, lashings, and tie-downs, including strength, elongation, and labelling.

Choosing the Right Lashing Products

Selecting the appropriate lashing products involves considering load characteristics, anticipated forces during transportation, and compliance with Australian standards. Ensuring a match between the product specifications and load requirements is pivotal to effective load securing.

At CERTEX Lifting, we prioritise safety and compliance in every aspect of our lifting and rigging solutions. Our lashing products comply with Australian standards, offering reliability and durability to meet diverse load-securing needs.


Contact us today to discover how our expertise and high-quality lashing products can elevate the safety and efficiency of your load-securing processes while ensuring compliance with Australian standards.

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