It may be the most critical area in your warehouse- the bridge between what's coming in and going out. The loading dock and doors need as much love and maintenance as any other part of your facility, and Atlantic Forklift Services can help ensure your loading dock stays safe and functional at all times.
Little accidents and regular daily wear-and-tear can beat up a loading dock pretty good. Dock operation is much more complicated than just moving materials in and out- there are lighting and safety systems, vehicle restraints, pedestrian and vehicle regulations, safety bumpers and barriers and hydraulic lifts and levelers. All of these need to be inspected and maintained regularly.
An inefficient or unsafe loading dock can not only slow your facility down, it can also cost you money in injuries, equipment damage, or damage to the facility or materials.
AFS can work with you to establish a preventative maintenance program and checklist that includes keeping the area clean, safety procedures and precautions,
forklift operator training
, bumper inspection and lift and leveler maintenance.
In the event any of these systems need repair or replacing, AFS can facilitate that as well.
Remember, too, that forklift operation on a loading dock is significantly different than in a warehouse. Your operators will need to know how to maneuver in and out of a truck, and up and down ramps while carrying loads. All of this is covered in
basic forklift operator training
and we're always available for a refresher if one of your operators needs it.
Blue Giant Dock products
like dock levelers, vehicle restraints, seals and shelters, touch controls, and lift products. Call us at (704) 842-3242 for more information.