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CASE STUDY - Loading Bay Overhaul

At Dock Technik, we pride ourselves on providing the very best customer solutions at the most competitive prices. This project seen us working with an industry leading logistics company London based. Our Technical Surveyors attended site and completed a free dilapidation report of the existing loading bays. Our Dockters wealth of experience and technical expertise identified the perfect solution for our client minimizing down time, enhancing safety and providing loading bay longevity. Our Surveyor engaged with our in house design team and crafted the solution from the loading bay dilapidation report.

The loading bay design concept involved installation of several swing lip dock levellers (dock levelers US), installation of several retractable dock shelters, several sets of dock buffers/dock bumpers, several dock traffic lights and several wheel alignment guides. Our design was presented to our client and commissioned.

Our industry leading team of Dockters completed the installation of several swing lip dock levellers (dock levelers US), installation of several retractable dock shelters, several sets of dock buffers/dock bumpers, several dock traffic lights and several wheel alignment guides. Upon completion of the loading bay project - the client confirmed that they were delighted with the outcome and efficiency of the loading bay project.

The client has been added to our prestigious list of service customer and we look forward to work with them over the coming years.

There was a range of equipment as part of this project including swing lip dock levellers, retractable dock shelters, dock buffers/dock bumpers, dock traffic lights and wheel alignment guides.


Product Description

The varying heights of trucks and loading bays give dock levellers a vital role in loading and unloading vehicles, the Dock Technik swing lip dock leveller is the perfect design for most scenarios. The bed raises with the press of one button and when It reaches its highest point the lip folds out, it Is then lowered onto the back of the vehicle to form a solid bridge between building and vehicle to begin loading/unloading. The structure is manufactured to a high specification for reliability and the electro/hydraulic system is engineered with regular use in a demanding environment in mind. Our dock levellers comply with BS EN 1398 which specifies the safety requirements for design, construction, installation, maintenance and testing of dock levellers and for safety components on dock levellers.

Product Detail

  • Varying capacities to suit your business needs

  • Galvanized or painted finish

  • Available in a range of sizes to best suit your fleet size and building design

  • 3 different frame designs including suspended for a tail lift void


The Dock Technik retractable dock shelter (DT-RDS) is extremely robust and durable, with its galvanized steel frame and cantilever arms. The retractable dock shelter has been designed to compress in the event of accidental impact.

The front and head curtains of the retractable dock shelter are manufactured using nylon reinforced PVC with the option of a parking guide to aid vehicle alignment onto the loading bay. The front and head curtain are flashed with aluminium and the roof and sides are completed in a heavy duty, waterproof PVC.

The retractable dock shelter is very versatile and using our experience we can ensure it is tailored to maximise its qualities based on your fleet size and building design. The DT-RDS retractable dock shelter is able to improve hygiene and energy efficiency through its seal whilst also shielding product and personnel from the elements.

Product Detail

  • The DT-RDS retractable dock shelter is available in a range of sizes to best suit your fleet size and building design

  • The DT-RDS retractable dock shelter head curtains can be split, solid and/or tapered

  • Vehicle alignment aid is available in coloured stripe or chevron

  • Electric roller blind head curtain available as an optional extra seamlessly integrated into the retractable dock shelter.

  • Infill corner quadrant option available to improve the seal.


Wheel alignment guides are designed to guide the vehicle onto the loading bay in a safe and controlled manner. Having the correct wheel alignment guides will help protect any loading dock covering you may have and also guide the vehicle onto the loading bay centrally and squarely which is safety critical when using a dock leveller or lifting table.

Our Dock Technik wheel alignment guides come in a variety of options to suit all loading bay environments. As standard they are galvanised and then powder coated yellow for maximum corrosion protection and visibility.

Product Detail

● Straight and flared options for desired entry onto the bay

● Bolt down and cast in options

● Galvanized and powder coated yellow as standard – Other options are available

● Tube diameter 165mm with 5mm thick wall

● Low profile option available for smaller than standard wheel diameter


The loading bay traffic light plays a vital role in preventing accidental drive always during the loading process. For best practice the light is interlocked to the loading bay door so it illuminates green when the door is closed and red when the door is open. The Dock Technik ultra bright LED traffic light ensures the light can be seen at all times whilst also being up to 85% more energy efficient that other traffic lights.

Product Detail

  • Low Voltage Operation

  • LED’s on multiple circuits

  • Fully waterproof

  • Manual switching or interlocked to bay

  • Can be integrated into an existing safety system

  • Arrowed lights available

Dock Technik Service Agreements

To ensure the maximum long term efficiency and reliability of a loading system it is important that it is maintained in accordance with recommendations. Dock Technik offer a variety of service plan options tailored to individual requirements.

We also have a extensive team of Service Engineers nationwide who can ensure you loading bay systems are available when required and running to their optimum performance. Our service customers also benefit from the industry leading maintenance management system - Datten-Tek CSP (Customer Service Portal), we take care of managing job reprots and asset data so that customers can concentrate on their core business. (

Dock Technik Your Trusted Service Partner. Contact our Service Team now to discuss your requirements.

Tel - 0800 047 8771

Our sales, service and installation team are able to cover nationwide including key cities such as Birmingham, Bath, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chelmsford, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Swansea, Nottingham, Cardiff, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Ripon, Salford, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Truro,Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York

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