Loading docks are usually a busy hub within a company and could have several health and safety risks associated to them. There are several ways to mitigate some of these risk and create a safer work environment at your loading dock. Below are 3 ways to increase the safety at the Loading Dock area.
1. Installing vehicle restraint safety systems improves communication between the dock attendant and the truck driver. This also prevents unscheduled vehicle departures.
2. Winterize your dock area by replacing worn or damaged dock seals and adding weatherseal to the dock levelers. This minimizes snow entry and the subsequent melting thereby reducing slip hazards at the loading dock area.
3. Have dock equipment serviced on an ongoing basis to avoid dock attendants working with compromised equipment resulting in the potential for injury. This equipment includes your dock leveler, vehicle restraints, and bay doors.