Many facility supervisors look at their warehouses not from the outside, but from the inside. Let’s face it, you get to work, go inside the warehouse and spend the rest of the day inside taking care of business.
Who is responsible for going outside and doing an actual equipment survey? Have you looked under your dock levelers, at your dock seals, checked the quality of your dock bumpers and wheel chocks or truck restraints (dock locks)? If you are responsible for “safety”, “efficiency”, “productivity” and “compliance” now is the time. Small repairs left unchecked can lead to huge expenses and sometimes –employee injuries.
Here are some simple tips to help you look like the “Smartest Guy on the Dock” and not the “New Kid on the Block” when inspecting your loading dock
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Keeping a well-maintained dock area not only helps things run smoothly, but it also shows that your company takes pride in its shipping and receiving area, is energy conscientious, and knows that safety is most important.