6 Safety Tips to Add to Your Loading Dock Checklist
In a busy world where two-day shipping is the new trip to the mall, loading docks everywhere are being used. Whether products are going in or out, the setting of a loading dock is dangerous.
Falls to a lower level are disturbingly common, accounting for 49,250 accidents in 2020.
Loading docks have four-foot drops that allow freight trucks to distribute the product. Injury or death can occur from a loading dock if the truck is absent or attached incorrectly.
It may seem obvious to say “close the dock door,” but it is not that simple. In busy warehouses, opening and closing the door can cause wear and tear that can be costly. Warm months and warmer warehouses can lead to heat fatigue amongst workers.
Security is possible with safety tips to add to your dock safety checklist.