EUMOS, the European Safe Logistics Association, announces that will be 3 standards for qualifying experts in cargo securing for 3 professional groups: Logistics and Transport Directors, Drivers and Forklift Operators and Police and Public Authorities.
The qualification aims at training professionals to be able to perform their jobs related to cargo securing and transport packaging according to Annex 3 of EU Directive 2014/47/EU which describes the EU provisions for cargo securing for technical road side inspections of the road worthiness of commercial vehicles. The new standards specify the qualification criteria for these 3 groups of professionals which have so far been included into EUMOS 40607-1 setting the minimum requirements to become a qualified expert in general cargo securing and transport packaging.
Cargo securing and transport packaging need to respond to maximum safety levels in order to keep European road users safe according to the criteria of the EU Roadworthiness Directive. To achieve this goal, all professionals involved in the goods transport process from planning to packing, loading, transporting, unloading etc.) as well as the ones controlling the conformity of cargo securing have to be trained in order to be able to fulfill the requirements of the EU Directive as well as other applicable national and international legal provisions.
The standrds will be:
EUMOS 40607-1:2015 Qualified Expert in General Cargo Securing and Transport Packaging. Minimum Requirements
EUMOS 40607-2:2020 Qualified Expert in Cargo Securing and Transport Packaging. Minimum Requirements for Logistics and Transport Directors
EUMOS 40607-3:2020 Qualified Expert in Cargo Securing and Transport Packaging. Minimum Requirements for Drivers and Forklift Operators
EUMOS 40607-4:2020 Qualified Expert in Cargo Securing and Transport Packaging. Minimum Requirements for Police and Public Authorities
The minimum requirements described in the standard include theoretical and practical knowledge as well as experience by the qualified expert. Shortly, EUMOS will publish a guideline for the qualification process requiring national coordination in the countries of demand and a description of the examination by EUMOS.
These new requirements that Eumos wants to implement, are in order to reduce all the accidents that exist in Europe every year due to an insuficient cargo securing in transport (1000 dead last year only in Europe due to a bad cargo securing in road transport). The objective and the goal of the Eumos, is to arrive at 2050 with 0 accidents.
From our side, packing expert group want to contribute with our knowledge to reduce all the accidents.