After struggling for a long time at work, I realized that there had to be something else I could do to make my life a little better. I began doing everything I could to improve workflow while preventing injury, and a friend of mine told me about how to use machinery in a more efficient way. I talked with them about how to make some changes, and it was really neat to see how much more efficient the system could run. I wanted to use this website as a launching point for creating a brighter, more interesting workflow in your place of business.
If your business has a loading and unloading dock, then it might be time to renovate it. Unless it has been done in the past few years, there's a chance that there are some improvements that can be made to your loading dock area. Listed here are a few signs that it's time to renovate your loading dock.
1. You're Having Trouble Keeping Up with Your Company's Schedule
One big problem that many companies have with outdated loading docks is keeping up with their schedule. For example, if your loading dock is not set up in a way that is truly efficient, then it's going to take longer to load and unload trucks and trailers than it should take. This can throw your entire company off of your schedule, require you to have more people working in the loading dock than what would otherwise be necessary, and cause other problems. If this is a problem you've been having within your business, it might be time to start looking into ways to improve the loading dock.
2. There Have Been Injuries and Accidents in Your Loading Dock
If there have been a lot of injuries and accidents in your loading dock, then it might require some improvements. Putting up new safety signage, installing additional lighting so that workers can see well when they are working in the loading dock, using paint to create visual "zones" that will warn employees of dangerous areas, and putting in new ramps are all improvements that could potentially be made to prevent accidents and injuries.
3. There Has Been Product or Property Damage in Your Loading Dock Area
If products are getting damaged when they are loaded or unloaded, or if trucks and trailers have been damaged, then it might be time to do something about it. For example, installing a wider door or replacing a faulty ramp could be all that you need to do to help prevent damage from occurring in your loading dock in the future.
Even though your company's loading dock might have been perfect for your company's needs when it was first installed, it might no longer be up to date with all of your company's needs. In the three situations above, for example, it's time to make some changes. Luckily, installing new doors and making other changes to the loading dock area can help you make sure that your warehouse dock is like it should be.Share
8 February 2019