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Friction included or excluded in lashing calculations?

Friction is a magic word in transport engineering. For some it means saving money on lashing & securing. For others, it means to create additional safety for cargo. When is friction used? How is it used?

Safety Factor

Using safety factors to lash and secure loads is getting out of hand. Companies use it to increase their safety in load-outs, or is it because they are not sure of themselves?