Looking After Your Loading Bay — The Importance of Dock Levellers

Loading bays can often be the hub of a business, with the equipment constantly in use and people hard at work. One of the things that helps to make life easier is a dock leveller — which bridges the gap between a docked vehicle and a loading bay, ensuring the safe transfer of goods.

Because dock levellers do such an important job, getting them serviced regularly offers a number of key benefits. Here are our top three:

1. Reduce downtime

Loading equipment quite often gets used all day, every day. Therefore it is only natural that it succumbs to wear and tear, leading to potential failures and downtime. Getting your kit serviced means that you can nip any potential issues in the bud before they become a problem.

2. Prevent and repair damage

Many call-outs for loading bay equipment are not related to mechanical failure, but due to damage sustained during the loading process — such as from vehicles backing into the bay or kit not being used properly. A regular maintenance package can help to ensure that your equipment has a long working life and that it provides a good return on investment.

3. Health and safety

Safety around loading bays depends on good communication between site staff and drivers, before the vehicle even reaches the site. In addition, Fifteen per cent of all reported workplace transport injuries happen during loading and unloading.

Regular dock leveller serving can make the workplace safer and prevent future catastrophes, ensuring that your employees and logistics providers are at less risk.

At Amber Doors, we are experts in loading bay and industrial shutter door systems. In addition, to providing and installing them, we provide a maintenance service, ensuring your operations are efficient and safe.

Our team of experienced staff are on hand 24/7 to offer a planned and emergency maintenance service for all types of dock leveller, roller shutter doors, dock shelter, loading dock scissor lifts and fire curtains. Although we are based in the West Midlands, we work with clients across the country.

If you’d like to speak to us about your loading bay needs, or require an emergency repair, please call our expert team on 0121 565 6161.

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