Safety officers can use this loading dock safety checklist to ensure that the loading dock is free from preventable hazards. Ensure that the loading dock and surrounding areas are well lit, the floors are free from debris and moisture, and dock equipment is maintained to prevent malfunction and incidents.
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Loading Dock and Surrounding Area
Is the dock and surrounding area well lit?
Are the floors free of debris and moisture?
Are dock equipment being maintained?
Is dock equipment sufficient for cargo?
Are fire extinguishers and first aid kits easily accessible and well marked?
Are all fire exits clearly marked and accessible?
Are dock doors closed and barricaded when not in use?
Are trailers being chocked during loading/unloading?
Are vehicles turned off during loading/unloading?
Are workers properly trained in safety and first-aid measures?
Are material Safety Data Sheets nearby (if necessary)
Are spills cleaned immediately?
Are damaged equipment reported and properly tagged as "not safe for use"?
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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to
take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment;
or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is
permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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