Secure the ends of the Cam Buckle Straps, or if using a […]
Secure the ends of the Cam Buckle Straps, or if using an endless cam buckle, wrap the length of the strap around the item you want to secure. Holding the webbing in one hand and the buckle in the other, depress the level on the buckle with your thumb and thread the webbing through the notch on the bottom of the buckle. While holding the thumb lever, thread the webbing through the buckle. To tension, release the lever and pull the webbing until the slack disappears. Corner protectors can be used if securing boxes or other potentially damaged goods. Once secured, make sure any loose webbing is out of the way to prevent whiplash during transport and reduce the risk of tripping or the webbing getting caught in moving parts.
If using cam buckles to tie cargo to the back of a truck or trailer, check that all tie-downs are secure before leaving, and then check again after 20 to 30 miles to make sure there is no looseness.
If cam buckles are used to secure the load to the pallet, be sure to thread the webbing through the pallet body from one side to avoid damage by the forklift when lifting the pallet. Make sure the buckle is on the top of the item, not the side, as it needs to be on a flat surface to achieve the desired tension.
To release the cam buckle and release the load, depress the thumb lever and pull the webbing back through the buckle.