The video aboves shows firsthand some of the dangers when a loading dock is ill-equipped with safety measures and procedures. While the worker in this video walked away from the accident, it could have been far worse. And the same could have been far worse for this truck driver below:
What Should I Look for in Loading Dock Safety?
The following video is a good overview of what a normal loading dock inspector keeps an eye out for. Dock barricades, dock traffic systems and wheel chocks are just some of the most essential items all loading docks should never function without.
There is no excuse for overlooking loading dock safety. It is imperative that you and your employees have a safe loading dock environment to complete daily tasks — and enforce safety daily. Because even the smallest mishap can cause serious consequences such as loss of time and productivity.