Using Copperloy’s Dock to Ground Ramps

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Dock to Ground Ramps Manufactured in USA

Looking for a dock to ground ramp for your next project? Then you need the expertise and engineering available at Copperloy. Copperloy’s dock to ground ramps are ideal for warehouse material handling. They were designed with safety and durability in mind, and are the perfect solution to your ramp needs.

 With these ramps in a permanent place, you will no longer worry about long-term, fixed, reliable loading and unloading.  They are ideal for handling situations where vehicles travel from grade level to dock level. These ramps are versatile with standard widths of up to 118 inches and capacities up to 30,000 lbs. They accommodate just about any loading application that can arise. Additionally, these ramps can be relocated when needed, unlike concrete ramps. 

Loading Dock Ramps Built For Safety And Convenience

Copperloy’s ramps are very technically useful, but this doesn’t mean that other qualities have to be sacrificed. These dock to ground ramps require minimal cleaning or repair and are designed to be installed quickly and stored easily. The open-faced steel grating of the dock allows snow, water, and other debris to fall through, leaving a high-traction running surface. The safety chains and brackets are included to help prevent the ramps from sliding off dock ledge during use. And, they have 7-inch curbs that prevent accidental runoff during the loading-unloading process. All of this is in addition to a durability that’s meant to last and proudly made in the USA

What Else Does Copperloy Offer?

In addition to their top-of-the-line loading dock ramps, Copperloy offers additional services to their customers. They have custom steel fabrication services that are completed in a 70,000 square ft. facility. It is in this building they can cut, burn, weld, machine, and paint large fabrications. All under one roof.

Copperloy has over 60 years of experience and is trusted by a number of industries including: Construction, heat processing, mining, military/defense, extrusion machine bases, and more. 

When it comes to custom fabrication, Copperloy works with a number of materials. They can handle low carbon steel, alloy steel, copper-brass, beryllium copper, extruded aluminum, and more. They tackle each project with precision and expertise. You can trust you’re in good hands when you go with Copperloy, so let their experts turn your CAD drawings into 3D models for custom steel fabrication.

In addition to steel fabrication, Copperloy also has extensive experience in design. If you think you have an application that is anything but standard, then it’s probably a job for the team at Copperloy. They are a team dedicated to working on projects that are “outside the box,” and have a long history of meeting customer needs and providing the highest grade product that is proudly made in America. From rebar pallets to dock to ground ramps to rail equipment, Copperloy is here to turn your needs into reality. Call them today to discuss your needs and get started partnering with a dedicated team.

Ramp Safety is Copperloy’s Top Priority

OSHA Guidelines for Forklift Use Yard Ramps and Warehouse Loading Dock Ramps

OSHA’s guidelines for forklift ramp safety are related to speed and maintaining a slow, controlled ascent or descent on the ramp. Specific requirements include:

  • 29 CFR 1926.451(e)(5)(ii)– “No ramp or walkway shall be inclined more than a slope of one vertical to three horizontal (20 degrees above the horizontal).”
  • 29 CFR 1910.178(n)(7)– “Grades shall be ascended or descended slowly.”
  • 29 CFR 1910.178(m)(6)– “A safe distance shall be maintained from the edge of ramps…”

The design of the forklift ramps from Copperloy helps meet these requirements, keeping forklift operators safe.

Whether you need a yard ramp that can provide access to trucks in the shipping yard, or auxiliary mobile ramp for your loading dock, OSHA-compliance begins with picking the right heavy-duty, safest ramp for the job.

In light of the number of accidents on forklifts, OSHA estimates 85 fatal forklift accidents per year; 34,900 forklift accidents result in serious injury; and 61,800 are classified as non-serious. Copperloy takes ramp safety seriously in all the features of their yard ramp safety features.  This data is supported by  the Industrial Truck Association, who estimates there are about 855,900 forklifts in the U.S. Therefore, over 11% of all forklifts will be involved in some type of accident each year.

The number of forklift fatalities by industry and type of accident:

Fatal Accident Type %   Where fatalities occur %
Crushed by vehicle tipping over 42%   Mining 1.2
Crushed between vehicle and a surface 25%   Construction 23.8
Crushed between two vehicles 11%   Manufacturing 42.5
Struck or run over by a forklift 10%   Transportation 11.0
Struck by falling material 8%   Wholesale trades 12.5
Fall from platform on the forks 4%   Retail trade 9.0

Contact Copperloy to learn more about ramp safety and alignment with OSHA guidelines.


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About Copperloy by JH Industries

For decades, Copperloy has served American industries with the finest in material handling equipment. Their commitment to customer satisfaction means you’re getting much more than just a product. You’re benefiting from decades of expertise and dedication that is all put into making quality products.

Whether you need loading dock ramps, yard ramps, edge of dock levelers, dock boards, or other handling equipment, Copperloy is here to help. They combine engineering, design, welding, and passion to continually improve their products and standards. This is a company that’s built to last, and it’s why so many people put their confidence in Copperloy. Not only are you getting a durable product, but you’re also ensuring safety and security, which ultimately leads to a more productive work environment.Ready to get started or want to learn more? Visit today.