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Managing Abnormal Loads & Heavy Transport

Abnormal Loads • Heavy Transport • Transport Managers • Operational Processes

An Abnormal Indivisible Load (AIL) is defined in The Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003 as:

“A load that cannot, without undue expense or risk of damage, be divided into two or more loads for the purpose of being carried on a road that –

(a) on account of its length, width or height, cannot be carried on a motor vehicle of category N3 or a trailer of category O4 (or by a combination of such vehicles) that complies in all respects with Part 2 of the Construction and Use Regulations; or
(b) on account of its weight, cannot be carried on a motor vehicle of category N3 or a trailer of category O4 (or by a combination of such vehicles) that complies in all respects with—
(i) the Authorised Weight Regulations (or, if those Regulations do not apply, the equivalent provisions in Part 4 of the Construction and Use Regulations); and
(ii) Part 2 of the Construction and Use Regulations."

In simpler terms, an abnormal load exceeds a gross weight of 40Te (on five axles), 44Te (on six axles) or with an axle load greater than 11.5Te.  The dimensions are also taken into account and any cargo exceeding 3m in width or 18.65m in length will be classed as an abnormal indivisible load.  

Who Should Attend

Line Managers who wish to sharpen their operational processes and ensure their compliance responsibilities are met and those who are committing to their continued professional development as aspiring Heavy Transport Managers.

Benefits of Attending

  • Increased confidence when having complex discussions with Drivers and/or Transport Managers relating to the movement of abnormal loads
  • Peace of mind that you are operating legally
  • Knowledge about where to find the answers to complex issues or operational anomalies
  • Offers the opportunity to network with other Transport Managers and industry professionals; sharing ideas and best practice.

Course Content

  • Driver and vehicle legislative requirements
  • Current codes of practice and industry best practices
  • How to brief all personnel before departure
  • How to check the condition of the transport vehicle(s) and load(s) before departure
  • How to effectively communicate with all third parties.


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