Legal situation

VDI 2700 and DIN EN 12195 are recognised as the fundamental guide to the securing of loads, and as repositories of the recognised technical rules involved. They describe the forces that affect a load while driving and the basic methods for securing loads on road vehicles. These directives are used for supervision measures by the traffic police, but also in court disputes.

VDI 2700, Sheet 15 – Requirements for anti-slip mats
Sheet 15 of VDI 2700 defines the requirements for anti-slip mats. An anti-slip mat is of sufficient quality and strength if a tensile strength of at least 0.6 Newtons per square millimetre (N/mm²) is achieved and the elongation at break is at least 60%. Slip-resistant materials (RHM) or or anti-slip mats must be tested by an independent institute and can then be used until they reach the replacement state of wear.

The term “replacement state of wear”
KRAITEC® anti-slip mats can always be re-used many times. However, there are criteria that rule out their continued use. These criteria are defined in VDI 2700 Sheet 15 and must be checked before every use of the anti-slip mats. If any of the following statements apply to the anti-slip mats, it has reached the “replacement state of wear” and may no longer be used:

 

  • Permanent deformations or compression marks
  • Tears
  • Surface abrasion
  • Holes
  • Swollen areas
  • Damage due to contact with aggressive substances
  • Embrittlement
  • Soiling that affects the function of the mats