4 INNOVATION THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE is to reduce the number of accidents to virtu- ally zero by 2050. Reaching that target requires the support of the entire trans- port sector, the packaging industry and retailers. All transportation is to be safe transportation, so that neither people nor goods come to harm.   Trioplast is one of the members of EU- MOS and has an active advisory role.   Initiatives include cooperation with the German police in the checking and assessing of load securing of vehicles that have been stopped on the German highways. Germany is leading the way in terms of checking vehicle loads and it is hoped that more countries will now make efforts to increase safety on the roads.   Niklas Agevall, Nordic Sales Manager at Trioplast, says that EUMOS has devel- oped a test method that enables the certi- fication of pallet stability.   This consists of a loaded pallet being placed on a platform and then being sub- jected to set levels of ac- celeration or deceleration. The pallet is subsequently assessed to see if it meets the standard. It is impor- tant to understand that good pallet stability requires high-quality stretch film to enclose the pallet.   “As a holder of a certificate, I can show it at a technical road check to demon- strate that I have done all I can to comply with the legislation”, says Niklas.   At present, there is only one independ- ent institute, ESTL, specializing in packag- ing tests and load securing that can offer SAFE LOAD SECURING SAVES LIVES Too many people lose their lives or are injured due to goods on lorries not being secured in the right way. The statistics for 2014 show that 1,200 people in Europe died in accidents as a result of this issue. This is, to say the least, a depressing statistic and has triggered the EU into action. The outcome is a EU directive and an advisory organisation, EUMOS (Europe Move It Safe). IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOOD PALLET STABILITY REQUIRES HIGH-QUALITY STRETCH FILM TO ENCLOSE THE PALLET 4