Dock Planning & Design
The efficient flow of products in and out of
facilities is critical in today’s highly competitive world.
Special attention must be given to the loading dock area design
for this to happen. A number of factors must be considered when
coordinating dock heights and door sizes, and when selecting the
proper loading dock equipment.
Today’s workplace will not tolerate unsafe work practices.
Planners must ensure that the loading dock area is not just
efficient, but also safe. Installing loading dock safety equipment
is just the first step towards minimizing hazardous and costly
accidents. The loading dock personnel must then be educated and
trained on how to use the equipment and identify the warning
signals. If a person does not fully understand a particular piece
of equipment they are unlikely to use it properly. It is the
employer's responsibility to ensure proper training is provided
for the loading dock workers. Authorized Blue Giant
Representatives can provide employers with recommendations and
after-sales training to ensure proper equipment selection and use.
Throughout the planning process, future requirements should always
be addressed. The need for more door openings and more storage
capability should be incorporated into the layout of the new
building prior to its construction to save a great deal of cost
and frustration later. Planners should also consider future
changes to the loading dock application when deciding on the size
and capacity of the loading dock equipment.
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