According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), every year 3% of workers in the transport and storage industry sustain a work related injury. 11% of these are due to being struck by an object and 28% of these are due to lifting and handling. This equates to 1.4 million working days lost. This rate is higher than the UK average.
Stories of incidents in loading bays include the incident at Tuffnells Parcels Express back in 2011 where a worker’s head was crushed against a bay wall. The worker was leaning out to tell a driver that he needed to straighten up after reversing in at an angle to the loading dock. The firm were fined £150,000 for neglecting to manage transport movements at a depot.
The risks associated with loading and unloading plus high frequency movement of traffic in loading bays means that well designed controls need to be put in place.
Our patented Advanced Control Centre (ACC) can efficiently and pro-actively coordinate, monitor, control and manage vehicle traffic around loading bays. This is an easily accessible web based solution made up of four modules:
- Dock Management Module - live information on the status of loading and uploading dock stations
- Facility Management Module – real time status overview of loading and unloading bays
- Service Module – equipment monitoring and problem detection 24/7
- Statistics & Reporting Module – optimisation of the transport and flow of goods
The Advanced Control Centre (ACC) requires minimum hardware investment and is accessible by multiple users from multiple PCs. Software updates are automatic ensuring the latest operating systems are in place at all times.
The ACC reduces the risk of costly, sometimes fatal, errors, reduces waiting times, improves yard management and improves the security and safety of buildings. It reduces energy loss and ensures that the servicing and maintenance of equipment is executed at the correct intervals. In short, it increases safety, ensures maximum uptime and the optimisation of your loading and unloading bay equipment.
For more information please go to Dock Monitoring or contact us on 0800 160 1965 or at email@example.com.