Better Safe Than Sorry at the Loading Dock

Bos.miami
Bos.miami
Jan 30, 2018 · 3 min read
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Some aspects of a logistics supply chain can be pretty dangerous. The risks of semi-trailer trucks driving down the highway are obvious. But danger often lurks around even when the truck is not moving at all. One of the most hazardous places in a supply chain is unquestionably the loading dock.

Think about it: heavy machinery, forklifts, unsecured loads, sharp edges, lifting injuries, and so on. There’s just too much going on simultaneously that can easily go wrong. And in these days where efficiency and speed are more important than ever, the likelihood for accidents is even greater.

When assessing the risks in your loading dock facilities, here are a few things to keep in mind in order to keep the area as safe and efficient as possible:

Keep it clean

Delineate off-limit areas

Pad sharp edges and corners

Have signage for forklifts

Lock it up

Watch out for loose cargo

Be strict with documentation and protocols

At BOS Group, efficiency and safety in logistics are our priority.

Learn more about our services here.

Content Creator: Pablo Torres

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