Cargo Securement

This online Cargo Securement Basics course is designed to teach you how to secure your cargo in accordance with the North American Cargo Securement Standard (National Safety Code – Standard 10).

Cargo Securement

Cargo Securement Online Training

What Is Cargo Securement?

Welcome to the comprehensive training on the National Safety Code – Standard 10, commonly known as the North American Cargo Securement Standard. This standard was established with a primary objective—to mitigate incidents arising from improperly secured cargo. In alignment with this mission, our course is meticulously designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to securely fasten and stabilize your cargo, minimizing the risk of load loss and vehicular instability. This course takes roughly 90 minutes to complete, and you will have 3 opportunities to score a mark of 80% or higher to pass.

Throughout this program, you will receive detailed instruction on adhering to the North American Cargo Securement Standard. From fundamental principles to practical techniques, we cover everything you need to know to ensure the proper and effective securement of your cargo. Be prepared to grasp essential concepts that will empower you to implement best practices and contribute to a safer transportation environment.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to cargo securement protocols, this course is tailored to provide you with the necessary insights and expertise. Join us on this educational journey, and emerge with the confidence and competence needed to meet and exceed the standards set by the North American Cargo Securement Standard.

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Course Overview

Welcome to the Cargo Securement Basics course, a comprehensive exploration of fundamental principles and practices essential for ensuring the secure transport of cargo. Throughout this course, we will delve into the key aspects of cargo securement, providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to adhere to the North American Cargo Securement Standard.

Topics Covered:
1. Development and Maintenance of the Standard:
Understand the origins and ongoing maintenance of the North American Cargo Securement Standard, gaining insights into its evolution and relevance in contemporary transportation.

2. Types of Securement Devices:
Explore a variety of securement devices employed in the industry, understanding their applications and best practices for effective cargo restraint.

3. General Performance Criteria:
Learn the overarching performance criteria crucial for ensuring cargo stability and safety during transportation.

4. Cargo Inspections:
Master the art of cargo inspections, developing the ability to identify potential issues and ensure compliance with securement standards.

5. Cargo Securement Requirements:
Delve into the specific requirements outlined by the North American Cargo Securement Standard, covering essential aspects for securing different types of cargo.

6. Exemptions to the Standard:
Explore exemptions to the standard, and delve into optional modules tailored for specific cargo types, including:

  • Logs
  • Dressed lumber
  • Metal coils
  • Paper rolls
  • Concrete pipes
  • Intermodal containers
  • Vehicles as cargo
  • Roll-on, roll-off, and hook lift containers
  • Boulders

Embark on this learning journey to acquire the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to ensure the secure transport of diverse cargo types, contributing to a safer and more efficient cargo logistics landscape.

The completion time of this course is roughly 1.5 hours, which include practical exercises and testing. The passing score is 80%, and participants earn a 3-year certificate that can be downloaded. Virtual proctoring is available for an additional fee.


Average Completion Time

The average completion time is 1.5 hours. Individual times will vary depending how long is spent on each module.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is included to reinforce the training. You are allowed three attempts to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be safely stored on your account and is available to download & print.