Dock Technik Dock levellers are engineered solutions designed to compensate for the height variance in height between the unloading vehicle and the unloading platform within the loading bay. Dock levellers provide functionality so that a load can be transferred in a safe manner in a single horizontal movement. 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.
Ensuring your dock leveller is maintained effectively will ensure optimum dock leveller functionality.
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.
All dock leveller manufactures should issue a dock leveller instruction manual, this will is designed to promote dock leveller best practice. We would advise that you formally issue this to employees expressing the importance of dock leveller correct operation and best practice. It is important to understand all dock leveller features and functions and ensure the dock leveller operation is familiar with the unit before being deemed competent to operate. The guidelines in the dock leveller manufactures manual will cover safety procedures; product features; maintenance schedule; troubleshooting reference; component breakdown; warranty and contact numbers in case there’s a problem.
Ensure that key stakeholders are familiar with with the dock leveller operation and the limitations of the 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°).
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 do all the electrical work on a dock leveller and again ensure best practice is followed.
Ensure effective maintenance is carried out try a competent person and in line with best practice. Dock Technik offer a range of Dock Leveller service packages to support you with getting the best out of your dock leveller. Dock Technik customers will have access to Datten-Tek CSP (Customer Service Portal). Dock Technik will manage your asset for you documenting your installation, service and repair works.
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