Managing your fleet of Heavy Goods Vehicles – or controlling how visiting HGVs manoeuvre on your site – relies on time-served safety solutions. Including these HGV dock protection products.
No matter how carefully you mark the entrance and exit paths around your site, and the best places to park HGVs, a momentary lapse or some especially hectic traffic flow can leave you with a serious Health & Safety challenge.
One wrong move by an HGV driver and you risk an injury to them or a staff member, structural damage to your workplace, or a large vehicle repair bill.
Just to drive home how important this is, according to figures from the HSE, around ten people die each year on construction sites in the UK, from collisions with moving vehicles.
This makes it vital to introduce logical site planning and control systems, for any workplaces where larger vehicles operate. Especially around loading bays, where there’s likely to be a high concentration of both vehicles and humans.
Managing this situation certainly means investing in the leading HGV dock protection products. Items that have already proven to assist in seamless manoeuvring of heavy-duty vehicles.
Here is a quick guide to three of the best ideas for HGV traffic management and protection.
HGV landing plates
These HGV dock protection products help drivers position their vehicles centrally and neatly. Installing well-made HGV landing plates – in a high vis colour – also gives your team the best way to site lorry legs without damaging your tarmac or concrete.
They must be the right ones to achieve their purpose adequately though. Including having countersunk fixings and chamfered edges, to avoid creating a trip hazard,
The quality-assured ones Brandsafe sells are made from high molecular grade polymer. Giving them the properties needed to create an incredibly robust surface to protect your loading dock surface.
HGV Landing plates also provide a level surface ensuring even contact with trailer landing legs and a more stable base so there is no compromise to health and safety.
HGV Dock Wheel Guides
The HSE provides strict loading guidelines for HGV vehicles operating on commercial premises. This includes the sort of visibility issues you need to evaluate, especially for HGVs being reversed into spaces.
One of the best ways to make it easier for drivers to properly position their vehicle is to install dock wheel guides for HGVs. That way, you can be confident that their manoeuvring will be accurate and they are in the optimal position for safe loading and unloading.
Our high-vis, galvanised steel HGV cranked dock wheel guides are designed to funnel vehicles into the correct position. Without wheel trim damage. There are two sizes so you can find a wheel guide that sits at the right height for your traffic needs.
We also sell HGV Straight Dock Wheel Guides, which are the ideal way to transition vehicles in and out of internal loading areas.
HGV Wheel Stops
HGV dock protection products don’t come simpler – or more essential – than this.
Installing robust and hardwearing wheel stops, to show parking limits, provides drivers with a highly visual reminder. However, if they do lose sight of your HGV guides, the best wheel stops provide an unmissable indication that a parking limit has been reached.
One of the pitfalls of rubber wheel stops is that they can bend, split and fail too quickly. The Brandsafe version, however, is made from recycled truck tyres, moulded to withstand a reasonable amount of force.
That way, if a driver does inadvertently hit them, they get a sharp reminder to stop before doing any damage.
Low cost, compliant and cash-saving solutions
The common factor with all three of these HGV dock protection products is that they are built to last and affordable, making them great cost-effective HGV parking management aids.
With correct installation, these are also a low maintenance way to save you money, hassle and a dent in your safety record.
If you integrate them with a logical layout of speed bumps, column guards, bollards, delineators and other site traffic management items, you can tick off crucial safety goals. As well as improving traffic flow to boost productivity.
If you would like a quote for consignments of HGV dock protection products – and other impact and safety systems – please get in touch with the Brandsafe customer service team.