You will be required to comply with this guide if you intend to operate a vehicle carrying a load. The guide provides transport drivers and operators with basic safety principles which should be followed to safely carry loads on road vehicles.
You have a legal responsibility to ensure that the load is secured by appropriate means, and is not at risk of falling from your vehicle.
Compliance with the guide is not compulsory. However, if you are charged with contravening a load restraint requirement, evidence of non-compliance with the performance standards recommended in the guide may be used against you.