How to keep loading docks ventilated with maximum safety?
During the warmer months, some industrial buildings or logistics warehouses are concerned by the rise in temperature inside, which generates discomfort and thermal stress to the workers, consequently being harmful to the company's productivity.
In these cases, we recommend a simple and profitable cooling solution allowing to ventilate the entire area of the logistic loading dock and to improve its efficiency. We are talking about the safety barriers SAFE DOCK intended to prevent accidents and damage to equipment at the loading point.
The idea is to leave the sectional or roller shutter of the loading dock open during the working day and to protect the gap with a protection barrier. In fact, an open loading dock is always a potential danger zone where a fall of an operator or a forklift can easily occur due to the intense activity that always takes place in these work areas. However, by means of the SAFE DOCK automatic security barrier we eliminate the risk and keep the loading docks ventilated by allowing outside air to circulate.
Being an automated barrier, its operation is practical, fast and suitable for intensive use. In addition, the synchronization with the blocking chock and the leveller ramp increases the level of security with respect to manual barriers because the opening of the door is subject to the placement of the chock or the ramp. Another valued advantage of SAFE DOCK is that it requires virtually no maintenance as it is designed without any type of springs.
How to increase employee comfort and productivity?
In addition to air-conditioning the building so that high summer temperatures are not a nuisance for the operators on the logistic docks, we also recommend installing a fan for loading docks to renew the air inside the trailer or truck.
The fan AERO-DOCKLIGHT is designed to make the working conditions of the operators easier and to optimise the loading and unloading process by ventilating the heated environment of the truck and, on the other hand, to illuminate the interior of the box with a powerful LED spotlight.