Just like any other aircraft component, Unit Load Devices (ULD) are regulated to ensure flight safety under all circumstances.
These rules are defined by the governing bodies like ICAO and IATA and put into national legislation by each national Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The IATA has developed ULD Regulations (ULDR) as a single source of international standards and procedures concerning specifications, handling, restraint and maintenance of ULDs in commercial aviation operations.
Operational personnel must be trained
The IATA ULDR states that operational personnel directly involved in ULD operations are required to be trained regularly on topics relevant to their job tasks and responsibilities.
“ULD operations training shall be provided to all persons involved in ULD operations, regardless of their being employed by the carrier or a non-airline organization such as Ground Service Providers (e.g. ground handling agents, cargo terminal operators), freight forwarders or shippers/consignees, ground transportation service providers (e.g. trucking companies), ULD leasing/rental service providers, as long as they perform one of the functions (ULD Handling, ULD Build-up – baggage only, ULD Build-up, Aircraft Loading, Load Control & Loading Supervisor, Loadmaster, Cargo Operations Engineering – COE).
Training requirements apply to wholly employed, part time, or contracted personnel”
– IATA ULD Regulations – This is Regulatory requirement from ICAO and/or Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA)
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