Section 22 explains that both the load and the securing equipment must be stored in such a way that nothing is able to roll, slide, fall or cause noise in the event of a hazard braking or sudden swerving. This is the sole responsibility of the driver. They must check the securing of the load on the car trailer before each journey and re-secure it if necessary.
Basically, the driver should make sure that the trailer is loaded in a form-fit manner. If the trailer has a stable structure, the load can lie or stand without securing means, but with absolutely no gaps – i.e. flush. However, parting wall locks that are directly adjacent to the load can also be used for a tight fit. If form-fit cargo securing is not possible, force-fit cargo securing is used. With tie-down lashing, two lashing straps are stretched over the load in such a way that it presses the load against the trailer floor. The load is prevented from slipping or flying around by increasing the frictional force. To increase this even further, anti-slip mats are often used. To enable the lashing straps to be fastened correctly, there should be so-called lashing points, such as eyelets, on the car trailer. If no lashing points are pre-mounted in the standard version before delivery, they can be retrofitted very easily.
Another option is to secure the load with covering nets, for light or small loads. Depending on your needs and later use, you should pay attention to the mesh size when making your selection. When transporting garden waste such as leaves, the smallest possible mesh size should of course be chosen.