Safety is one of System Edström’s most important areas of concern when it comes to van racking in transport vehicles. In the event of an accident, your vehicle’s interior must offer safety so that your tools are exactly where you have stored them.
How can we guarantee that our van racking can withstand accidents? The answer to this question is simple; we always crash test our van racking by subjecting them to the internationally standard tests available for van racking. Since not all accidents are alike, over the years we have followed up and studied the many accidents that occur involving transport vehicles. Based on this information, we constantly improve our designs, installation instructions and train our suppliers to be able to ensure driver safety. Naturally, System Edström meets all the traffic safety requirements imposed by the Swedish Transport Agency.
A van racking system from System Edström can be installed in the vehicle at one of our suppliers or you can do it yourself. If you choose to install the van racking system yourself, make sure to follow our general installation instructions and keep safety in mind at all times. Remember that you receive a five-year warranty on the van racking and installation if you have one of our dealers do it. If you install the van racking yourself, you have a three-year warranty.
Keep the following things in mind when loading your work van.
Heavy objects should be loaded as low as possible in the vehicle. This is safer if an accident occurs and your vehicle will be easier and safer to drive. Always use loading straps on bulky objects to keep them from moving around. This can saves lives. Always lay your load down. If you throw things, you can damage your tools, spare parts and racking. A good idea is to use inserts in drawers and plastic crates on shelves in order to minimize the risk of objects moving around, prevent tools from being damaged and lower the noise level. Putting our mats on the shelves will help keep items in place. Van racking from System Edström is a tool for better organization and safety.
When van racking has been installed and is ready to use, read through our Advice for the road.