Practical design principles
Important about lashing points
- Lashing points should be freely accessible.
- The lashing point shape should allow that the safety latch of the lashing hook can be closed.
- Lashing points should be adapted to the shape of the lashing hooks and should not require any additional adapter elements such as shackles.
- Lashing points should guarantee the correct load of the connected lashing hook (load at the bottom of the book / no bending load).
- The positioning of the lashing point should allow lashing in the direct strand without a redirection of the lashing mean over structural edges.
- The positioning of the lashing point should make it possible to maintain reasonable lashing angles – reference value α; β ≈ 30°.
- Lashing points should be clearly recognisable as such and marked with their permissible tensile force.
- Lashing points should be available in sufficient number and tensile force.
- Lashing points should be easily replaceable in the event of damage.
- Lashing points should have a destinctive plastic deformation prior to failure due to overloading in order to detect damage.
- The nominal tensile force of a lashing point should be introducible in all expected load directions. In the ideal case it should be loadable from any direction.
- Lashing points should have a safety factor of 2 against breakage.