Dock Equipment, safety systems and industrial door solutions

Equipment used in the distribution industry to make the loading bay area of a facility more accessible and to provide safe movement of goods in the dock area. The equipment is used to enable the safe loading and unloading at the distribution area ensuring that the goods at the rear of the truck are being unloaded or loaded at the same height as the receiving warehouse/distribution centre floor. Loading dock equipment includes elevating docks, dock levelers, dock boards, dock lights, bumpers, seals, shelters, vehicle restraints and industrial traffic doors.

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Loading bay safety is critical

Loading bay safety is critical

By Christopher Knollys, Managing Director of sara Loading Bay Specialists.

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the transport and storage sector has a considerably higher rate of injury than the UK average, and has the second highest rate of total injuries. An estimated 25% of all factory and warehouse accidents occur in the loading bay area, which is not surprising when considering the volume of traffic using loading bays, as well as the variety of personnel who are required to work in the area.

FlexiEdge fast-action industrial doors launched by Stertil Stokvis

FlexiEdge fast-action industrial doors launched by Stertil Stokvis

Stertil Stokvis has introduced the FlexiEdge range of fast-action industrial doors offering exceptional safety plus unrivalled resistance to wind, weather and impact damage.

sara LBS launches internet portal for high speed doors

sara LBS launches internet portal for high speed doors

sara LBS, one of the UK's leading suppliers of high quality roller shutter doors, has launched a new web portal dedicated to high speed door technology.

sara LBS loading bay installed in Trinity Leeds shopping centre

sara LBS loading bay installed in Trinity Leeds shopping centre

sara LBS has supplied a selection of loading bay equipment to a leading UK supermarket chain for use in its store at the Trinity Leeds shopping centre.

Thorworld Industries ramps up supply to help textile recycle bank manage the load

Thorworld Industries ramps up supply to help textile recycle bank manage the load

Loading and unloading specialist Thorworld Industries has designed and manufactured two bespoke mobile yardramps to recycling expert BCR Global Textiles, to help manoeuvre the increasing number of clothing containers currently being processed by the organisation.

Stertil Koni lifts support second series of Classic Car Rescue

Stertil Koni lifts support second series of Classic Car Rescue

Following the huge popularity of the first series of Channel Five's Classic Car Rescue, two 3000kg capacity vehicle lifts from Stertil Koni will once again be playing a vital role in helping the show's stars, Bernie Fineman and Mario Pacione, to restore shameful rust buckets to their former 'classic car' glory in this year's second series.

Unusually shaped goods and limited loading space are key drivers for bespoke yardramps, says Thorworld

Unusually shaped goods and limited loading space are key drivers for bespoke yardramps, says Thorworld

Loading/unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries Ltd has detailed some of the reasons why its customers require bespoke yardramps, in order to highlight the importance of tailor-made solutions to meet individual customers' specific logistics needs with a number of recent projects.

Easilift advises a safe start to loading bay design

Easilift advises a safe start to loading bay design

Easilift Loading Systems is to underline how companies can improve safety in the loading bay at the Fork Lift Truck Association's 2013 National Fork Lift Safety Conference.

Improving the safety of automated production lines with integrated machine protection doors

Improving the safety of automated production lines with integrated machine protection doors

Christopher Knollys, Managing Director of sara LBS, explains how integrating machine protection doors into your automated production areas can reduce the risk of accidents whilst boosting productivity.

The hidden costs of specifying low-quality loading bay equipment...

The hidden costs of specifying low-quality loading bay equipment...

Distribution centres and warehouses are at the very heart of any logistics network. To maximise efficiency, and therefore profitability, it is essential that goods can be loaded and unloaded quickly. A key cause for concern for any Warehouse Manager is the reliability of the loading bays as a failure can cause massive disruptions to the entire network. This makes it essential that suitable loading bay equipment is specified and that a regular maintenance schedule is kept. Christopher Knollys, Managing Director of sara LBS, explains how industry certifications can help end-users to specify parts with confidence and the importance of loading bay servicing.