Loading dock


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Loading dock

The area of a building accessible from the street, and convenient to the transportation systems within the building, that provides for the loading and unloading of commercial vehicles.

loading platform, loading dock

1. An elevated platform at the shipping or delivery door of a building or adjacent to the stage of a theater; usually at the same height as the floor of a motor truck or railroad car to facilitate loading or unloading.
2. A platform on a theater stage for storing counterweights, 2.
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Mezzanine platforms can even be built above and up to loading dock bay doors, freeing up space and creating maximum storage/work flow area you may never have realized you even had.
And while the pharmaceutical industry is held to the highest of sanitation and hygiene standards for manufacturing, processing and storage applications, the loading dock is often overlooked.
Increasing efficiency at the loading dock can bring big rewards, such as reducing the number of loading docks required in a facility and ensuring assets are used as efficiently as possible.
The pivot and roll feature of the safety barrier eliminates lifting and removing heavy sections of portable guard rail, keeping loading docks gated and OSHA compliant when not in use.
Dock levelers: Traditional dock levelers are anchored in a pit that is built on the end of the loading dock and is open to the outside.
Are you aware of anyone in the company asking someone on the loading dock to destroy, conceal, backdate or postdate documents?
If the air is released from the suspension system at the loading dock, the trailer bed may drop as much as 6 in.
All too often, property managers have no control over the design of the loading dock areas they must manage.
More comfortable for employees than a concrete loading dock, it can also be covered with a 40 ft.
When a trailer pulls into the loading dock what's the first thing you should do?
Industrial safety specialist Caste11 has developed a data-gathering and analysis device to maximise loading dock efficiency.
15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 22, 2008 Robin Wilson fell from a loading dock when the truck she was loading rolled forward.