Loading Dock Safety and Maintenance
3 Steps to Take Now To Save Time and Money Later
Loading docks in busy manufacturing plants see heavy traffic and lots of use, and when it comes to ongoing maintenance or safety they’re one of the most overlooked areas in most facilities. The FM360 program offers a Loading Dock Assessment, which includes a thorough assessment of the following 3 areas.
1. Routine maintenance on all parts of the loading dock and surrounding areas
Our team will inspect, recommend necessary maintenance, and schedule regular maintenance on overhead doors, dock lifts, dock shelters, or other fixtures in loading dock areas. These areas get a lot of wear and tear, and ensuring regular and proper maintenance will help you avoid wasting money on early replacement or repair, plus help you avoid damage, accidents and energy loss due to malfunctioning doors.
2. Safety processes and protective equipment
Your shipping and receiving operations are the lifeblood of your business. If your safety processes and equipment are not current, unsafe conditions, accidents, and loading dock damage can occur, costing your company big money in unnecessary repairs and downtime. After assessing your specific needs, we will manage any upgrades or installations that are required. Examples of how protection and safety can be achieved can be seen in this video from our safety equipment partner.
3. Controlling energy loss from open or leaking doors
Higher costs due to energy loss from poorly-fitting overhead doors, and keeping obsolete, slow, metal-section overhead doors open continuously during loading/ unloading operations, is another common problem in loading dock operations. Our team will assess your loading dock to identify areas of energy-loss improvement. In some cases, installing new rapid-open-and-shut overhead doors can substantially reduce heat loss from dock facilities during loading/unloading operations.
The FM360 Loading Dock Assessment will evaluate your safety, maintenance and energy loss levels and provide you with a complete picture of the specific steps you can take to insure trouble-free loading dock operations.
Based on the results of your assessment, you’ll have the option to enroll in a loading dock maintenance agreement, which provides a wide range of maintenance and repair services and ensures 24/7 response to any loading dock repair or incident.
Contact us to schedule your Loading Dock Assessment. We will conduct a thorough inspection of your Loading Dock safety, maintenance and energy use and prepare a complete assessment for your planning purposes.