A properly working loading dock is essential for safe and efficient warehouse operations. If your loading dock equipment suddenly stops working, it may seem like the breakdown happened overnight. However, most problems with loading dock equipment develop over time. The problem is that small issues are easy to overlook until they become big complications. Fortunately, if you follow a planned maintenance schedule, potential issues can be detected and fixed before they interfere with normal dock operation.
Dock Maintenance Benefits
Maintaining your loading dock equipment can reduce your need for service & repair while keeping your dock functioning smoothly and reliably. Here are additional benefits you’ll enjoy once you become part of a regular maintenance program:
- Ensure product warranty is not voided
- Save money on labor and parts
- Maximize the efficiency of your facility by eliminating unnecessary downtime
- Avoid expensive repairs by identifying and fixing minor issues before they become big problems
- Extend the life of your existing equipment
- Help you stay in compliance with loading dock safety regulations
- Keep your warehouse personnel safe from malfunctioning equipment
Malfunctioning loading dock equipment is more than an inconvenience; it’s a hazard. There are many loading dock problems that can put your warehouse personnel in danger. Planned maintenance can increase dock safety and give you greater peace of mind.
Schedule Your Site Assessment
An on-site assessment is recommended when setting up a regular maintenance program. W. E. Carlson will visit your facility, assess your loading dock and equipment, then develop a contract for ongoing maintenance. They like to perform assessments prior to drafting maintenance contracts because they want to ensure that every maintenance program is customized to the needs of the customer.
Routine inspections and planned maintenance services are scheduled when you sign your contract. You can also schedule separate repairs and services with W. E. Carlson as the need arises. To schedule your site assessment, call 1-847-640-0011 or fill out our online contact form.