How To Secure Slitted (cut) Coiled Steel

Slitted Coil Securing Procedure (eye forward)

Slitted Coil Securement

Slitted Coil Loading Procedure (eye to sky)

Slitted Coil Securement

Load Positioning

Slitted Coil “Eye Forward” Loading Procedure:

    1. Set 1 coil rack for each 10,000 pounds of coil weight (minimum of 3) and lay beveled lumber on each side with the small edge of the lumber facing up.
      • For coils under 30,000 pounds, use small coil racks and beveled 4″x4″ lumber.
      • For coils over 30,000 pounds, use large coil racks and beveled 6″x6″ lumber.
    2. Lay rubber belting and waterproof paper on timbers according to shipper’s specifications and set the coil on timbers.
    3. Once the coil is loaded on the trailer, inspect the banding on the coils to be sure they are secure and in good condition.
    4. Secure a choker chain around the top of the coils to ensure they stay together.
    5. Using edge protection at all points of contact, secure pairs of chains in an “X” through the eye of the coil. Use 1 chain per every 10,000 pounds of coil weight, plus 1 extra chain for safety.
    6. Secure a trip chain in front using wood blocking as shown above, to keep the chains from touching the coils.

NOTE: At least 1 chain or strap is required to be placed over the top of the coil. Use rubber belting between the chain and coil.

  1. Tarp the load as securely as possible.
  2. Secure all loose equipment, including chains and binders, lumber, tarps, rubber belting, coil racks, edge protectors, and load bar.

Slitted Coil “Eye to Sky” Loading Procedure:

    1. After loading the coils on the trailer in the approved location, check the pallets and banding to make sure they are secure and in good condition.
    2. Load the next pallet of coils on top of the first, centering the coils on top of one another.

CAUTION: It is not recommended to stack slitted coils more than 2 tiers high!

  1. Lay a 4″x4″ timber across coils lengthwise. If the row of coils is too long for one timber, use two timbers, overlapping them side-by-side at the center (see illustrations above)
  2. For each stack of coils, use edge protectors and secure 2 chains in an “X” over the top of the 4″x4″ timbers.
  3. Using rubber-coated edge protectors, secure safety chains horseshoed around the front and back stacks of each group of coils to prevent forward and backward movement.
  4. Tarp the load securely as required.
  5. Secure all loose equipment, including chains and binders, lumber, tarps, rubber belting, coil racks, edge protectors, and load bar.