The heavy an powerful lorries which travel UK motorways day and night are the lifeblood of our economy. But when these huge vehicles arrive at their destination, the size and power which make them so effective in transporting massive cargoes can become obstacles to safe maneuvering. In order to make the process easier and to protect personnel and the facilities, traffic safety and loading dock protection measures should be installed whenever possible.
HGV dock protection can take many forms, so here at Safe Industrial we concentrate on the devices which are carefully engineered to promote safe and effective operation in even the busiest freight facilities. The primary goal of dock protection devices is to prevent damage or wear to loading bay platforms, floor, and doorways. This equipment can also limit damage to the vehicles themselves. Our loading dock protectors include:
HGV landing plates, which protect the floor from the pressure of trailer landing legs. Due to the weight carried by goods vehicles, the road surface in industrial estates can wear very quickly. When all that weight is concentrated on a small area, it doesn’t take long for the concrete to show signs of damage. These HGV dock protectors support cargo trailers safely.
Straight dock wheel guides are there to help drivers reverse safely. If the trailer gets too close to an obstacle, the HGV straight dock wheel guide will prevent a collision.
Sometimes HGV cranked dock wheel guides are needed for particularly tricky approaches. As the trailer is backed in, the cranked dock wheel guides can ‘shuffle’ the wheels into place, ensuring docking goes smoothly.
Door protection goalpost systems are just what they sound like – protective goalposts which prevent a vehicle from hitting the edges of a doorway, thus causing damage.
If you are unsure which docking protection measures would be best suited to your site, please contact our team for advice.