Dock Barricades and Workplace Safety

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Why does my shop need dock barricades?

Dock Barricades and Workplace Safety

Some shops require forklifts and other loading dock equipment to operate in the vicinity of ledges and other surfaces that could create a safety hazard for the operator. The operator, for the lack of a dock barricade, may accidentally drive off the operating surface.

If your crews are running loading dock equipment without dock barricades, your shop, work site or storage facility has a large risk factor that is easily eliminated with the installation of dock barricades. Your initial investment in dock barricades as part of your safety plan not only contributes to risk management operations, it also helps minimize the chance of an accident and therefore helps minimize the chance of a lawsuit.



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