Tie down straps (also called ratchet straps, lashing straps or tie downs) are fasteners used to hold down cargo or equipment during transport. Tie down strapsare essentially webbing that is outfitted with tie down hardware. ... It usually also includes a method of tensioning the strap, such as a ratchet.
How to use it?
Open the ratchet handle and align the ratchet axle so the open slot is pointing up. ... Lead the webbing from underneath the ratchet, through the axle, and out the other side. To tighten your ratchet strap, place the hooks into position and pull the loose end of the strap away from the ratchet to remove any slack.