What are loading dock bumpers?

Bumpers protect against impact damage and against up-and-down movement of the truck bed during loading/unloading. Since bumpers limit how close the truck is parked to the dock, they affect dock leveler lip, as well as the dock seal or the dock shelter protections.

What is the use of dock bumpers?

Dock bumpers provide protection to trailers, vehicles, loading dock equipment, and warehouse walls by absorbing impact damage. Dock bumpers are commonly made of versatile rubber or similar materials to withstand environmental elements like wind and rain, and for high impact resistance.

What do you call a loading dock?

A loading dock, also called a loading bay, is an area of a warehouse or other building where a truck or other vehicle loads or unloads material. They are typically designed to facilitate efficient interaction with a specific type of vehicle or range of vehicle types.

What is a dock shelter?

Dock shelters are enclosures that provide a wiper seal against the trailer top and sides for high sealing efficiency. Rite-Hite Dock Shelters are constructed of industrial fabric curtains fitted with fiberglass stays to apply pressure.

What are some potential accidents that can occur at a loading dock?

The types of accidents that occur on loading docks include the following:

  • Caught in/between. Workers may get caught in/between a forklift and a pallet, pinned between the loading dock and a tractor trailer, or crushed under loads that are improperly secured.
  • Struck-by.
  • Falls.

What size dock bumpers do I need?

West Marine recommends fenders with 1 inch of diameter per 4 to 5 feet of boat length. So, a 20- to 25-foot boat should use at least 6-inch fenders; a 25- to 35-foot boat should use 8-inch fenders.

What is the difference between a dock seal and dock shelter?

Seals vs Shelters Seals are made from compression foam covered with durable fabric. They’re mounted around the perimeter of your dock doors, and they form a tight seal when a truck backs up to the door. Shelters, on the other hand, consist of a frame that surrounds your dock door with curtains mounted to that frame.

What is dock fabric?

High Performance Coated Fabric Designed to withstand the rigors and abuse of daily usage, our original dock seal fabric has been proven to resist puncture, tears and abrasion. Shelter-Rite 22 ounce dock fabric is an economical solution for applications that endure less wear and tear.

How long do wooden docks last?

approximately 15 years
The average wood dock lasts approximately 15 years. Determine if your dock is well past it’s intended lifespan or still in it’s prime. The age of the dock isn’t an ultimate deciding factor for replacement, but it’s a great place to start.

Are aluminum docks good?

It is durable, plentiful, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, strong, and more. This makes aluminum boat docks a great choice for your waterfront oasis!

What percentage of warehouse injuries occur at the loading dock?

Approximately 25%
Loading docks are notoriously dangerous. Approximately 25% of all reported warehouse injuries occur on the loading dock, and for each accident, there are hundreds of near misses.

What is the biggest danger when driving a forklift on a dock?

Open Ramp Edges But it’s not uncommon for forklifts to make hundreds of trips up and down a ramp over the course of a shift. Over time, drivers may start to stray to one side or the other, making the open ramp edge extremely dangerous.

How high should Boat Fenders be?

You want to hang your fenders, so that about 75% – 80% of the fender’s height is below the dock’s top; i.e. the dock’s walking surface. When approaching a typical floating dock that is about 2′ to 3′ above the water, hang your fenders with the bottom almost touching the water.

What is dock shelters?

Should you seal a wood dock?

You can help ensure your pressure treated dock lasts longer by choosing premium kiln-dried wood that is certified “Marine Grade”. It’s important to keep this wood sealed to keep out moisture and prevent rot.