Pentalift Blog - Warehouse Safety
March 14, 2016, 9:30 am - There are a number of workplaces and environments that have high risk of health problems from work-related heat exposure, including brick and ceramic plants, iron and steel foundries, rubber factories, mining sites, smelters, and food canneries, among others. The human body is meant to stay at a constant temperature of 98.6 degrees, but when the […]
February 24, 2016, 3:29 pm - Interlocking dock equipment is becoming more common than ever. Interlocking the equipment improves safety at the loading dock area and also reduces potential for loading dock area equipment damage. First let’s identify some of the equipment that is commonly interlocked…usually equipment such as hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraints, overhead doors and inflatable dock seals. For […]
October 29, 2015, 10:52 am - An efficient warehouse is a profitable warehouse. To ensure optimal efficiency, you should always keep asking yourself if things at your warehouse can be done in less time with less labour and lower costs to yield maximized productivity while maintaining the highest quality of work. Here are 5 areas to consider: Equipment/Automation Automation is the […]
July 2, 2015, 10:33 am - A business that requires the use of a warehouse must have the means to keep the warehouse organized to protect their inventory during day-to-day operations. Many business leaders struggle with this task as dynamic business elements can interfere within the organization process. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions to this common business challenge. Within […]
June 8, 2015, 10:15 am - Vehicle restraints were first introduced to increase safety at the loading dock approximately 35 years ago. The most common safety device has always been the wheel chock for the truck. Wheel chocks are like a wedge, and once the truck is backed into position, the chocks are manually positioned in front of the back wheels to the stop the truck from rolling forward while it is being loaded. Often these chocks go missing, or can can slip on the snow and ice during winter weather. Since they are usually attached to the foundation or the building at the overhead door, vehicle restraints combined with communication light packages, are much more reliable and effective than wheel chocks. When the truck is backed into position the dock attendant activates the vehicle restraint. The vehicle restraint hooks onto the truck’s rear impact guard and locks the truck into position.
Vehicle restraints are not yet mandatory, but more and more companies are specifying vehicle restraints for all of their new buildings as well as adding them to their existing facilities. The loading dock area is often referred to as the most dangerous part of any manufacturing or distribution center, so to increase safety more and more vehicle restraints are being installed. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.