What is a dock leveller?
Dock Technik Dock levellers (Dock Levelers, US) are technical solutions designed to facilitate for the height variance in height between the unloading vehicle and the unloading platform. Dock levellers provide functionality so that a load can be transferred within a simple safe and efficient process controlled by operator. Dock Technik's dock levellers comply with BS EN 1398 which specifies the safety requirements for design, construction, installation, maintenance and testing of dock levellers. Dock Technik also have Engineers "Dockters" Nationally who are trained and competent to look after your Dock Levellers regardless of complexity or location 24/7 365 days a year.
Operational issues on a dock leveller can occur when the dock leveller operating guidelines are not followed and the person operating the dock leveller is not sufficiently competent.
Our guidelines on dock levellers management will help you to remain compliant with BSEN1398 standards, ensure safety for all involved with dock leveller operation and maximise the dock leveller lifespan.
Ensure that key stakeholders are familiar with with the dock leveller operation and the limitations of the dock leveller. Dock Technik offer bespoke training courses in safe operation of Dock Levellers, this ensures that you will extract maximum value from your dock leveller.
Poor operation of the dock leveller and deviating from the manufacturers guidelines could lead to potential hazards and risks.
In order to avoid any hazardous situations and keep your operator safe ensure the following safety procedures are adhered to: Ensure the dock leveller is take taken outside of it operational gradient, Dock levellers are designed so that the gradient in the operational position does not exceed + 12,5% (approximately + 7°). Contact our expert "Dockters" who will help you understand your dock leveller configuration.
The areas of dock levellers which are used by persons or transport equipment shall also have anti-slip properties – it is important to check the dock leveller surface on a regular basis. Make sure a competent electrician is the only person you authorise to complete electrical work on a dock leveller and again ensure best practice is followed.
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. (www.docktechnikservice.com)
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