Safety is a priority to Copperloy. Our ramps incorporate one of a kind safety features. Additionally, Copperloy provides our customers with many resources. For example, brochures, guidebooks, website tips, and outstanding customer service! Discover some of our top truck loading tips below!
Ensure loads are secure – It is crucial that all materials are secure prior to transporting. Damage to contents could occur if not. Also, unsecured loads create many risks when unloading. Warrant stability with load bars, vertical supports, road straps, and safety chains.
Remain aware of the loading zone – Pay close attention to your surroundings. When loading trucks are backing into the loading zone, steer clear and remain in the driver’s line of sight. Remember, if you can’t see their mirrors, they can’t see you. Lastly, stay out of the loading zone until the truck has come to a complete stop.
Stay aware of machines while in the loading zone – Remain in sight of operators and steer clear of machines while on foot in the loading zone. In turn, avoid injury or fatality in the event of equipment malfunction.
Map all gaps and drop-offs – Use Copperloy’s helpful accessories to map and bridge any gap or spaces. Dock boards, dock plates, edge-of-dock levelers, and more help simplify this task! Plus, Copperloy ramps feature lips that rest securely on platforms. Account for all gaps and drop-offs to assure confidence where your team steps while unloading.
Lift with proper technique – Practice adequate lifting techniques when unloading to protect against accidents and injury. Lift with the knees to take an unnecessary strain off of the back muscles! Also, keep the object close to you while carrying for additional control and balance.
There you go! Practice these quick tips to avoid accidents and injuries.