The loading dock of your facility serves as the interface where your goods enter the supply chain.
Therefore, if the dock suffers an equipment breakdown, it creates a bottleneck that can bring productivity to a halt. It’s essential that your organization takes care of its loading dock areas by installing the best possible equipment, having reliable loading dock repair technicians on call and employing proactive maintenance practices to minimize the risk of failure.
Miner® can be your partner for all elements of the dock service and repair process, providing your organization with ideal assets, engaging in on-demand repairs when needed and delivering top-quality proactive maintenance to ensure those service calls are few and far between. The following are some of the details of these service and repair considerations.
Dock Repair and Services: Equipment We Cover
There’s more to a loading dock than the physical dock and the commercial doors. By improving every element of the loading dock, you can boost the productivity, reliability and safety of your facility.
If your current loading dock has a lip that does not extend to meet trailers, or the concrete has worn down over time, you may find automatic dock levelers are the ideal solution to make loading and unloading easier. The mechanical and push-button options available from Miner® can deliver economical performance when paired with proper installation and maintenance.
Putting a dock shelter around your loading dock doors keeps docked loads safe from the elements. These are available with rigid or fixed frames, or as three- and four-sided rail shelters, ideal for refrigerated loads that cannot be exposed to temperature fluctuations.
Seals are paired with dock shelters to ensure weather, animals and other contaminants don’t slip into your facility while trucks are unloading. Due to the wide variety of commercial door configurations in use, Miner® offers multiple seal types from various original equipment manufacturers.
Dock Safety Equipment
Technological safety measures to decrease accident rates on your loading dock include truck restraints that may employ signage or lights to ensure personnel are informed of all comings and goings around the dock area. These systems are designed to have minimal moving parts and require no scheduled maintenance.
Emergency Equipment Repair for Loading Docks
When something goes wrong on your loading dock, you need it repaired as quickly as possible to avoid the high average cost of downtime. When you have same-day service, technicians are standing by to assist, with the most common parts required for repair jobs already stocked in their vehicles.
These personnel have Miner® Academy training to safely and efficiently repair assets of multiple types, from many OEMs. Miner® Academy resources are also available to your employees, so they can perform some maintenance tasks in-house.
Proactive Maintenance for Loading Docks
The best practice regarding loading dock repair is to stay ahead of potential problems, so your organization is forced to call upon emergency repair service personnel as sparingly as possible. This means harnessing the power of proactive maintenance, minimizing unplanned downtime, and delivering customized repair services that meet OEM specifications and your facility’s loading dock repair needs.
Any kind of intervention in the dock area, from dock door repair to dock plate repair and beyond, is best handled proactively rather than reactively after a disruption has already occurred. Request your safety survey today to learn more about setting up loading dock repair services in your facility.