Looking for the Right Ramp for Loading Docks

Copperloy by JH Industries | Top-Quality Freight Handling Equipment

Have you and your colleagues been searching for a durable ramp for loading docks? Copperloy has the dedication and the installations to help you maximize safety, efficiency and profitability in your workspace. With this in mind, you can learn more about the Copperloy by JH Industries team and its work by visiting the company website.

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Using a Copperloy Ramp for Loading Docks in Your Facility

Forklifts present safety considerations of their own in any facility, and this is especially so when a team uses low-quality ramps. However, when OSHA compliance is a priority, loading dock ramp solutions from Copperloy provide the ideal functionality.

Among competing ramps, Copperloy stationary loading dock ramps distinguish themselves through an exclusive range of standard safety features. For example, 7-inch safety curbs keep runoff to a minimum while safety chains keep the ramp in place.

Copperloy ramps for loading docks are also notable for ease of maintenance. Open steel grating makes the cleaning process easier by allowing debris to fall through.

The Copperloy team has the resources to meet the requirements of nearly any industry, facility or project. Reach out to the team today to learn about custom sizes and custom ramp weight capacities.

Have you and your team been considering adding a Copperloy ramp to your facility? If so, then visit the Copperloy website to learn more.

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Loading Dock 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 loading dock ramp safety seriously in all the features of their yard ramp designs.  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 loading dock 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.

About Copperloy by JH Industries | Making Facilities Safer, More Efficient and More Profitable

Have you been planning a facility upgrade? Workplace safety should be the main consideration when choosing a ramp for loading docks. For this reason, Twinsburg, Ohio’s Copperloy by JH Industries provides a full selection of ramps to ensure safe operations across a diverse range of industries. For more than half a century, Copperloy has provided premier loading dock equipment for businesses and organizations of all kinds.

Without a doubt, you and your colleagues can count on the Copperloy team for quality dock plates, dock boards, van ramps, yard ramps, edge of dock levelers, and more. No matter the goal, the Copperloy by JH Industries team has the solution for your facility.

The manufacturers from Copperloy by JH Industries strive to maintain both customer satisfaction and product quality, above all. Specifically, the Copperloy team keeps the most current in both computer numerical control (CNC) and robotic technologies to keep the commitment.

No matter the project at hand, you can count on Copperloy for both new and used installations. Visit https://copperloy.com/ today to take the next steps.