Loading Bay Equipment

Loading Bay Equipment

Entry Group are based in Plymouth and we operate all throughout the South West. We specialise in loading bay equipment and offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our products. Loading bay equipment that we offer includes: dock bumpers, traffic lights and wheel guides.

The benefits of loading bay equipment

Loading bay equipment covers a range of areas and incorporates a wide variety of different safety equipment for your loading bay area. These include dock bumpers, dock seals, wheel guides and more.

Dock bumpers are an essential method of damage prevention and protection within the loading bay environment. With loading bays seeing constant heavy traffic throughout the day there’s always a risk of something going wrong and an accident occurring. These could be in the form of vehicle collision, technical errors or something more severe. Dock bumpers don’t completely protect against all accidents but they do provide substantial protection to your loading bay, providing up to 80% damage absorption should a truck or something similar collide with your loading bay. Dock bumpers should be a requirement for any company that is looking to use and improve their loading bay.

Another key piece of equipment that is essential to loading bay safety is traffic lights. These are crucial to any business because without them you could be at risk of conflicting with any applicable health and safety legislation. Traffic lights are designed with drivers in mind. It’s these traffic lights that relay important information to the drivers and make them aware of their environment and any potential safety risks. Traffic lights are made for health and safety purposes of your loading bay and they help minimise any future dangers that could damage the loading dock, which could save your company money and hassle in the long run.

Also improving driver safety and awareness is the implantation wheel guides. These are employed in front of the loading bay and act as helpful visual awareness guides for drivers loading and unloading into the loading bay.

Dock levellers are important for any business that is frequently using their loading bay for significant heavy goods. The importance of dock levellers cannot be underestimated, especially with regards to health and safety when dealing with heavy weights. They play a key role in ensuring safe and efficient loading of items.

Another important piece of equipment for your loading bay is the use of inflatable air bags. These act as a versatile and highly effective sealing system. They’re suitable for a wide range of vehicles as well as providing substantial sealing. The inflatable air bags we use also ensure that no pressure is transmitted through vehicle to building.

No loading bay is complete without sufficient dock seals that keep your vehicles protected. Dock seals are perhaps one of the more basic methods of sealing, however they remain an efficient and cost effective method for your loading bay.

Docking houses are becoming a popular choice for loading bay owners. They are situated apart from the main building and take up less internal storage space than that of in-built dock levellers. They are also easy to manage as they shouldn’t require temperature monitoring.

The types of loading bay equipment
we install, repair and maintain are:

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Contact Entry Group today for a FREE, no obligation quote! We offer a wide range of services including the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial doors, gates, loading bay equipment, traffic barriers, access control, automatic doors, steel doors and shop fronts & windows.

Please find below more information regarding our Loading Bay Equipment.

Entry Group are highly qualified in the installation, repair and maintenance of Loading Bay Equipment, with over 10 years’ worth of invaluable experience within the industry. Entry Group are a Devon based organisation you can depend on for the highest quality of service to sort all your Loading Bay Equipment needs. This equipment can be fitted in a variety of places. These include: schools, garages, industrial buildings, shops, and more. We offer a 24 hour Loading Bay Equipment service, where we can provide the best possible solution for your installation, repair and maintenance problems. We have dedicated and quality assured engineers on call in Plymouth, Devon, so you can choose us with the confidence of having your requirements fulfilled to a high standard. Entry Group are a service you can trust. We oversee a wide range of stock, so in the event of your product succumbing to damage, or suffering from everyday wear and tear, we can guarantee to have your Loading Bay Equipment up and running as soon as possible!

Inflatable dock shelters

We offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our inflatable dock shelters.

The benefits of inflatable dock shelters

Inflatable dock shelters are an important piece of equipment for your loading bay. These act as a versatile and highly effective sealing system. They’re suitable for a wide range of vehicles as well as providing substantial sealing. The inflatable shelters we use also ensure that no pressure is transmitted through vehicle to building. Inflatable shelters can come in many variations so it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages found in each one. For example, the DS4000 Inflatable Shelter includes airbags manufactured from a waterproof and anti-tear proof material, which gives it the long lasting life. Inflatable dock shelters offer a cost effective approach to sealing your loading area and are crucial to maintaining the quality of your loading bay. Due to their simplicity they can fit a wide range of sizes making them highly versatile and popular. They can also be colour coated to fit your company needs.

Loading houses

We offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our loading houses.

The benefits of loading houses

Loading houses are becoming a popular choice for loading bay owners. They are situated apart from the main building and take up less internal storage space than that of in-built dock levellers. They are also easy to manage as they shouldn’t require temperature monitoring. The other great thing about loading houses adding to their wide appeal is that they can be disassembled and moved if the situation demands it. It enables you to go anywhere with your investment, should relocation be a factor in the future. Not only do they provide the company with more space, but in the event of any unfortunate impact damage to the main building caused by a vehicle or other external forces, then the use of a secondary and separate loading house can prove to be highly valuable and could save you a lot of money and time. Loading houses can come in a range of variations depending on the situation required and what the customer is looking for. It’s important you choose the correct loading house to best suit your needs. Examples of different types of loading houses include: double deck loading house, multi unit loading house, angled loading house and bespoke loading houses.

Dock seals

We offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our dock seals.

The benefits of dock seals

No loading bay is complete without sufficient dock seals that keep your vehicles protected. Dock seals are perhaps one of the more basic methods of sealing, however they remain an efficient and cost effective method for your loading bay. Dock seals are a form of sealing manufactured from compressed foam padding and are installed around the edges of the loading bay door. Dock seals function to seal the gap between the door opening and the reversing truck or trailer, protecting the process of loading and unloading from the external elements, like rain and wind. Through secure sealing methods, the loading bay benefits from energy efficiency as the tight seal ensures minimal energy loss and also keeps other threats outside in the form of insects or cold conditions, maintaining the high performance of the loading bay dock door and the efficiency of the work being carried out. Dock seals also help with the reduction of accidents and are an essential factor in a high performing loading bay door; this is especially crucial when concerning operations handling food supplies or chemicals. Dock seals can be fitted for a wide variety of doors but in order to maximise efficiency and life, it’s important to think about the dock door size and the size of sealing appropriate for the occasion. In order to get the most out of your dock seal, measurements and size factors are vital to achieving optimum results.

Dock levellers

We offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our dock levellers.

The benefits of dock levellers

Dock levellers are platforms that are used for the loading and unloading of trucks and buildings. They are useful because of their adjustable height making dock levellers suitable for a variety of situations and adding to their overall versatility. They are important for any business that is frequently using their loading bay that sees significant heavy goods usage. The importance of dock levellers cannot be underestimated, especially with regards to health and safety when dealing with heavy weights. They play a key role in ensuring safe and efficient loading of items. Dock levellers function as a sort of bridge between the vehicle transporting goods and the loading dock. Dock levellers come in many forms and can be operated through air power, spring and mechanical – to name a few. There are many advantages for using dock levellers. They provide safe and smooth transition, as well as being simple to operate making them ideal for all day use. This also helps with their low maintenance requirements meaning they can withstand heavy usage and, in the event of a repair, they will not be overly complicated or costly. Dock levellers are recognised for their safe and efficient performance making them perfect for business use.

Dock bumpers

We offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our dock bumpers.

The benefits of dock bumpers

Dock bumpers are an essential method of damage prevention and protection within the loading bay environment. With loading bays seeing constant heavy traffic throughout the day there’s always a risk of something going wrong and an accident occurring. These could be in the form of vehicle collision, technical errors or something more severe. Dock bumpers don’t completely protect against all accidents but they do provide substantial protection to your loading bay, providing up to 80% damage absorption should a truck or something similar collide with your loading bay. Dock bumpers should be a requirement for any company that is looking to use and improve their loading bay.

Traffic lights

We offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our traffic lights.

The benefits of traffic lights

Traffic lights are a key ingredient to the success and safety of any loading bay. The drivers need them for maximum safety and ease of understanding. Where the transporting of heavy goods is concerned and drivers are constantly reversing throughout the day to unload goods, then clear communication is vital to the work area. There’s no better form of visual communication to drivers than traffic lights. The symbols are universal so there should be no issues with miscommunication. Due to their heavy use in all areas of work, traffic lights offer an essential form of safety indication. Traffic lights are crucial to any business because without them you could be at risk of conflicting with any applicable health and safety legislation. Traffic lights are designed with drivers in mind. It’s these traffic lights that relay important information to the drivers and make them aware of their environment and any potential safety risks. Traffic lights are made for health and safety purposes of your loading bay and they help minimise any future dangers that could damage the loading dock, which could save your company money and hassle in the long run.

Wheel guides

We offer installation, repair and maintenance services for all of our wheel guides.

The benefits of wheel guides

Also improving driver safety and awareness is the implementation of wheel guides. These are employed in front of the loading bay and act as helpful visual awareness guides for drivers loading and unloading into the loading bay. Wheel guides are very important  to the safety of a loading bay, particularly when loading and unloading goods. Wheel guides aid drivers as they reverse and align the vehicle onto the loading bay door. They ensure the vehicle is correctly aligned, making the process smooth and efficient; an important factor when the loading bay is heavy used throughout the day. The accuracy provided by wheel guides also adds to the quality of the sealing achieved through the dock seals and shelters. Wheel guides provide a simple and fast visual aid for drivers reversing, but they are also greatly beneficial on the safety side of things; helped by a bright yellow coating making them stand out in all conditions. Speed plays an essential part in the loading and unloading of loading bays and, through the use of wheel guides, the process is simplified and it allows the driver to complete the process in as little time as possible.

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