Whether you call them loading docks, loading bays, or loading platforms, they are an inherently busy part of a warehouse or distribution centre: workers are moving around, forklifts and other material handling equipment is moving from the dock into the container, and there is a lot of noise.
It’s small wonder that 25% of reported warehouse injuries occur on and around loading docks. Given that there are 100,000s of exporters, it is unsurprising that an entire ecosystem of safety products - barrier providers, warning systems, vehicle restraints, and container-to-dock ramps - have been introduced.
The one thing these technologies have in common is they claim to improve safety.
But what if there was a way to totally eliminate loading dock safety concerns?