Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps, otherwise known as ratchet lashings, tie down straps or cargo securing straps are used for securing loads for the purpose of transportation, this is normally to a flatbed truck or trailer. Typically each unit comes in two-parts and connects to then tighten and bind the load to the floor using grab hooks, some models however are single-part (endless) and do not contain any hooks since they are designed to bind around 360-degrees.

LES supply domestic and imported systems that are made to last and have minimum breaking strengths available up to 10000daN. There are different variations with different models being able to withhold more weight than others. The hooks on the end vary as do the lengths so choose the type that best suits you. We always recommend you check the weight of the load(s) you need to secure with to make sure they can do the job without risk of overloading.

Our cargo control straps are erfect for transporting loads on the back of cars, vans, lorries, and secures the cargo to avoid any damage from occurring. Ratchet straps are important not only for your worker’s safety but for the people and public within close proximity of the vehicle transporting the goods. Transporting lose cargo without tie down straps can pose a health and safety risk not only to you but others on the road as not being able to secure an item properly can cause serious problems and is often unlawful in most states.


How to use Ratchet Straps

  1. Release the ratchet by using the release catch to open the ratchet
  2. Feed the webbing of the plain end through the bottom of the ratchet
  3. Pull the excess webbing through until tight
  4. Hook the ends on the vehicle cargo securing points
  5. Crank the ratchet mechanism until sufficiently tight
  6. Tuck in any tail end of the webbing 
     

How to loosen a Ratchet Straps

  1. Release the webbing using the release catch
  2. Open the ratchet mechanism
  3. Pull out the webbing
  4. Unhook the hooks and store in a cool dry place