Staying Safe in a Loading Bay

A loading bay has a lot of moving parts which is why it is important that workers are always on the ball. After all, most injuries in the work place occur when we aren’t paying attention. Here at ABC Industrial, we have a wide range of loading bay equipment will help ensure that your business runs without a hitch, however we want to guarantee safety too. Read on to find out more…

Stay Alert

Since there is a lot that goes on in a loading bay, it is important that staff keep their wits about themselves as operating in ‘zombie’ mode is how accidents are more likely to occur. This is because staff tend to make mistakes when they are paying attention properly which can not only put themselves in danger, but also fellow colleagues.

Reduce Risks

It is important that the safety rules are followed by the staff who work in a loading bay in order to reduce the risks of the workplace. For example, protective equipment such as steel toe boots, ear muffs and gloves should be worn when required as they can prevent unnecessary hearing loss and injuries from falling equipment. In addition to this, all loading bay equipment should be inspected on a regular basis and any faults should be reported as faulty equipment can be a danger to everyone working in that loading bay.

Top Tips

A loading bay tends to deal with large vehicles on a daily basis which all have blind spots, and this means that a driver can very easily lose sight of staff members, showing the importance of quality communication. In addition to this, the platforms are often very high. Subsequently, staff should never lean on railings or balance on the edge nor should they aimlessly walk behind any reversing vehicles as they could fall from a great height. Thus, it is much safer to stick to the designated pedestrian pathways instead. Whilst it is the responsibility of the employer to put safety measures and prevent any unnecessary accidents, it all falls down to the employees. After all, statistics show that neglecting the fine details and carelessness in the workplace is the cause of most injuries in a loading bay. To find out more information about our range of loading bay equipment, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!

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