Safety is important for any loading dock. Injuries cost a company money and time. They also hurt worker morale and can keep employees out of work for weeks. As a result, installing the right safety equipment is necessary for any loading dock. Here are several types of equipment that can make your loading dock safer.
Dock lights are essential for any loading dock. Poor visibility outside your loading dock can cause accidents while a trailer is coming to or leaving your loading dock. You don’t want a trailer to hit your facility because of low visibility! Lights also help protect any pedestrians in the loading dock area.
Lights are just as helpful inside of your loading dock. Even on sunny days, many loading docks are still dark. Without the right lighting, workers can get injured by tripping over hazards or by forklifts or pallet jacks. By installing lights on the inside and outside of your loading dock, you can reduce injuries.
Pit levelers help loading and unloading trailers by creating a platform that connects the trailer directly to the loading dock. These smooth surfaces keep your employees from tripping while entering or exiting the trailer. They also make it safer to use forklifts and pallet jacks when loading or unloading a trailer.
Dock seals and shelters
Dock seals and shelters are great safety tools because they protect workers who are loading or unloading a trailer. These items keep out rain, wind, and debris coming into the loading dock and keep employees from slipping on wet or uneven surfaces.
These are some of the safety features that can be installed inside or outside of your loading dock. Because every loading dock is different, each dock will need their own set of customized safety features. If you have any questions about products that improve dock safety, or want to schedule a consultation, contact us today.