Forklift Container Ramps
FACT – Across Australia, the transport and storage industry has the highest injury rate for all industries, at nearly double the current average claims per 1000 employees.
FACT – On the 10th February, 2006, a company was convicted and fined $17,500 after a worker was injured while helping to unload plate glass packages from a shipping container.
FACT – Basic hazard identification and risk assessment is not enough.
The Forklift Container Ramp is ideal for accessing, loading and unloading shipping containers, bridging access from ground level to the container, and permitting front-on forklift approaches to transport containers.
With fork pockets easily accessible on self-levelling and bi-folding container ramps and fixed container ramps make workplace health and safety risks a non-issue, while the self-levelling component of the bi-fold container ramps promotes full load capacity even when on uneven ground.
It is important to select a bi-fold ramp container that will fit all ISO shipping containers and chiller boxes, or a fixed forklift container ramp that will fit all standard shipping containers.
For those companies needing to load and unload semi trailers from a dock, the use of fully installed dock levellers is recommended, as standard forklift container ramps are not a safe solution for access to a vehicle that may depart without prior warning.
Transport companies, resellers and importers, distribution centres, warehouses and manufacturing companies all need access to shipping containers, and the forklift ramp container is the perfect solution.
Even better is a ramp container manufactured fully in accordance with relevant Australian Standards – this would guarantee to save you the risk of liability and long term costs associated with damages to workers.
Whatever capacity you’re after, finding a ramp container to match will guarantee an improvement in handling time and output from loading and unloading activities,
Container-based transportation is a vital component to the design and running of any warehouse, logistics company, distribution centre or manufacturer.
Loading and unloading efficiencies are of a high concern for these businesses, but speed and convenience often comes at the price of occupational health and safety or at the risk of a workplace injury.
Forklift container ramps can provide a solution that avoids dock delays and guarantees safer workplace access to shipping containers if used correctly.