Do loading docks need railings?

Do loading docks need railings?

Loading and unloading docks

The goods traffic generated between vehicles and warehouses is carried out through loading and unloading docks. Industrial safety is essential, since in this type of operation both dock operators and vehicle drivers are exposed to certain risks.

To ensure the proper functioning and protection of loading docks through the operations carried out in these places, it is essential that we know the corresponding regulations. In this way, we will be able to eliminate or limit the described risks.

Types of loading dock

Hydraulic loading platforms located in loading and unloading areas, allow goods to be raised and lowered from the dock floor to the floor of the truck bed, thus fulfilling the same purpose as conventional loading ramps: to bridge the difference in level between the two floor levels. But unlike the latter, they allow the loading and unloading of goods from vehicles with very different heights, beyond the reach of loading ramps.

Hydraulic lifting platforms do not necessarily need to be installed inside a pit, but can be mounted on a concrete slab. The great advantage is that, by not requiring the construction of a pit, they significantly reduce installation costs. In addition, drainage problems and higher levels of corrosion are avoided.

Likewise, they make it possible for the loading dock to operate with a conventional ramp, with which loading and unloading would be more agile. In other words, you have two options at the same loading point, using the one that is more efficient and safer, given the height of the transport vehicle.

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Loading dock height

Tilting gangways with sliding on guide. SKBV MODELS (sliding) SKBS MODELS SKBS MODELS (fixed) Sliding and hinged loading bridge gangway built to bridge medium height differences of up to 215 mm.

The vertical dock is the perfect loading solution for facilities and applications that require strict climate control and high levels of cleanliness. Thanks to this system, the vertical dock attached to

CATALOGUE LEVELING RAMPS AP LEVELING RAMP or PLATFORM The LEVELING RAMP or PLATFORM establishes a “bridge” between the floor of the warehouse and the floor of the truck to speed up and perform the loading and unloading process.

LOADING SPRINGS Scan to go! MORAL Sheets Wire Mesh Corrugated Tubes Flat Bars Beams Poles and Fences Roofing Panels

Pallet racking for palletizing on mobile bases PALLETIZATION ON MOBILE BASES To compact the racks and considerably increase the warehouse capacity without losing direct access to the warehouse.

Loading docks for trucks

Train roofs are full of technical equipment that must be maintained or even replaced periodically. In every workshop, it is mandatory to provide workers with a safe means of access to train roofs.

We ensure safe access to trucks and trailers for loading, unloading and routine maintenance. Operating personnel are exposed to a high risk of injury and even death when climbing onto transport equipment. Special trailers, used to transport liquids or powders, must be filled from above. Sampling work also involves climbing to dangerous heights to reach manholes and hatches.

Mobile truck containers are used as dumpsters for disposal and collection of goods for recycling. When not positioned below ground level, a mobile access platform with ladders and landing can be used. Our lightweight, low-maintenance aluminum constructions are ideal for such a task, especially when mobility is mandatory. Heavy-duty casters and braking systems are a must for this purpose.

Do loading docks need railings?
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