Ensuring Safety and Efficiency with Copperloy Heavy Duty Trailer Ramps

Have you and your team been trying to find the ideal heavy duty trailer ramps for your space? Copperloy has earned a reputation as a leading resource for material handling equipment for teams across a wide range of sectors.

Whether you and your colleagues need heavy duty trailer ramps, dock boards, dock plates or freight handling accessories, the team from Copperloy can provide your ideal solution, without a doubt. With this in mind, you can learn more about the Copperloy team and its work by visiting the company website. Connect with the team today to take the next steps.

Maintain a Safer and More Efficient Facility With Heavy Duty Ramps From Copperloy

When you need an installation to stand up to heavy tasks, a Copperloy ramp is right for you. Specifically, Copperloy ramps come with an exclusive range of features to ensure workplace safety. To list, an 8-foot level off keeps a ramp stable and ensures easy access for forklifts while steel deck grating allows for a high-traction surface that lets debris fall through and away.

Are you and your colleagues ready to begin your next facility upgrade? To find out more about how heavy duty trailer ramps from Copperloy could help you upgrade your space, simply visit the company website today and take the next steps.

Ramp Safety is Copperloy’s Top Priority

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

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 design.  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.

Forklift fatalities by industry and type:

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

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…”
  • Always look in all directions before proceeding.
  • Always look in the direction of travel. If the load blocks your view, travel in reverse. Keep a clear view.
  • Observe all traffic regulations, including authorized plant speed limits. Maintain a safe distance, approximately three truck lengths from the truck ahead, and keep the truck under control at all times. [29 CFR 1910.178(n)(1)]
  • Yield the right of way to ambulances, fire trucks, or other vehicles in emergency situations. [29 CFR 1910.178(n)(2)]
  • Do not pass other trucks traveling in the same direction at intersections, blind spots, or other dangerous locations. [29 CFR 1910.178(n)(3)]
  • Cross railroad tracks diagonally wherever possible. Do not park closer than 8 feet from the center of railroad tracks. [29 CFR 1910.178(n)(5)]
  • Operate at a speed that will permit the truck to be brought to a stop in a safe manner under all travel conditions. [29 CFR 1910.178(n)(8)]
  • Do not engage in stunt driving and horseplay. [29 CFR 1910.178(n)(9)]
  • Slow down for wet and slippery floors. [29 CFR 1910.178(n)(10)]

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

Collaborate With the Team From Copperloy

Have you and your team been searching for the ideal heavy duty  forklift ramp  for your industrial facility? Have you been trying to find a way to maximize safety, efficiency and profitability in your space? If so, then reach out to the dedicated team of manufacturing professionals from Twinsburg, Ohio’s own Copperloy today.

The manufacturing team from Copperloy commits to producing durable installations that foster workplace safety across a diverse range of industries. In fact, the company maintains the latest in both robotic and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies to keep both customer satisfaction and product quality as high as possible.

No matter your project goal and no matter your facility layout, Copperloy has the installation for your space. Whether you have been trying to find ramps, lift tables or other material handling solutions, you can feel confident in collaborating with the manufacturing team from Copperloy. Without a doubt, you and your colleagues can depend on the team for both new and used pieces. Just visit https://copperloy.com/ today to find out how the experts from Copperloy could add to your next project.