Entries by Roger Trovato (1)

Friday
Dec192014

Wheel Chocks = Dock Safety

Wheel chocks are an extremely important safety component to any loading dock area. They should be inspected on a regular basis and replaced as needed along with the mounting chain & connecting hardware. Wheel chock signs are an important reminder for both truck drivers and dock personnel. They should be placed on the outside of the building in a conspicuous location, preferably at each loading area.
Chocks come in a variety of sizes, weights, and materials. There are light-duty molded rubber chocks, heavy-duty laminated rubber chocks, and heavy-duty steel and aluminum chocks. Each of your wheel chocks should be attached to a wall and or driveway to keep them from becoming lost or stolen. They should also have a wall hanger to keep them off of the ground when not in use. Use an appropriate size & length of chain (approx. 1/4"x 15'). The heavier the chain and connecting hardware, the longer it will last.