How To Secure Eye-to-Side Coiled Steel

The Correct Suicide Coil Loading Procedure (eye to side)

Suicide Coil Securement (eye to side)

Load Positioning

  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″x 4″ lumber.
    • For coils over 30,000 pounds, use large coil racks and beveled 6″x 6″ lumber.
  2. Lay rubber belting and waterproof paper on the timbers according to shipper’s specifications and set the coil on the timbers.
  3. Using edge protection at all points of contact, secure chains based on coil weight:
    • 10,000 – 20,000 lbs: Three chains straight through coil. (See Figure 3)
    • 20,000 – 30,000 lbs: Four chains straight through coil. (See Figure 4)
    • 30,000 – 40,000 lbs: Five chains straight through coil. (See Figure 5)
    • 40,000 – 50,000 lbs: Six chains straight through coil. (See Figure 6)
  4. Tarp load securely as required.
  5. Secure all loose equipment, including chains and binders, lumber, tarps, rubber belting, coil racks, edge protectors, and load bar.