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WAREHOUSE HAZARD AWARENESS AND PREVENTION | GTA

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Help prevent injuries and workplace hazards 
Did you know that there were 34 loading dock injury/fatality incidents reported between February 2016 and April 2017? Reference: Ministry of Labour With proper safety measures in place including the correct installation of equipment, training and overall awareness, most injuries and hazards can be prevented. Some general hazards that warehouse workers are typically exposed to include: Storage and Racking Systemslift trucks damaging the racks or causing the unit to collapse;material falling due to improper installation or floor vibration.Loading and Unloading Areaspinning between forklifts or between the loading dock and trailer;being struck by falling items, dock plates or the truck itself.Slips, Trips and Fallsslippery surfaces including oil or grease and snow or ice;changes in walkway levels, slopes, unsecured mats, items stored in walkways;poor lighting, trailing cables in walkways, smoke, steam or dust obscuring view. Reference: Ministry of …

OVERHEAD DOOR DROP STOP DEVICE, HAMILTON | CASE STUDY

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Safety First, Folks!
We can't stress enough that Overhead Doors are not intended for personnel use. This customer had safety concerns of the door coming down and injuring an employee if they happen to walk through the doorway. However, this door was too old for add-on brakes and needed a custom stop device.


Custom-built extended handles were welded to the door frame with a bar that protruded into the opening, preventing the door from coming down when fully opened.


In Wilcox fashion, we went one step further by attaching limit switches to the handles. When they are in the engaged position, the limit cuts power off to the operator. Even if someone pushes the close button, the door will remain in the open position.

Experiencing issues in your facility that affect efficiency? Contact us to develop a solution that may not always involve complete equipment replacement.