According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, 133 lives were lost in the U.S. in 2006 due to forklifts causing the primary or secondary source of injury. Many forklift accidents could be avoided however with increased safety measures for loading docks. One way to increase the overall safety of your loading dock is with high quality dock equipment from A Plus Warehouse, a leading national material handling dealer.
"Dock boards from A Plus Warehouse are constructed from aluminum or steel, and most importantly have a curb - either bolt on or welded," said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. "The curb is very significant because a forklift weighs thousands of pounds and therefore has significant momentum as it moves. If a lift truck veers off of an uncurbed dock plate, disaster can ensue. A few hundred dollars for a dock board can save a life."
A Plus Warehouse has been selling dock equipment for many years, with their sales people regarded as among the best in the industry. Their philosophy is to give the customer enough information to make a purchase within two minutes of looking at the A Plus Warehouse website.
"Your loading dock is a very important aspect of your operation. With an inefficient loading dock, trucks back up in receiving - and goods being shipped back up into your distribution facility. These are costly bottle necks that should be fixed immediately. A Plus Warehouse sells the best semi-automatic loading dock equipment that not only increases efficiency, but also adds to worker safety - which must always be a prime concern. With us, safety trumps all," said Stairman.
A Plus Warehouse is a national dealer of loading dock equipment and essential material handling equipment including blue pin and red pin dock boards, automatic dock levelers, trailer jacks, foreman desks, platform trucks, expanding conveyors, packing benches, steel shelving, industrial conveyors, bin cabinets, tilt trucks, work benches, metal cabinets, and plastic bins of all types. For more information on ordering, call 800-209-8798 or visit www.apluswhs.com.