The time is now to prepare for Winter with your loading bays

The time is now to prepare for Winter with your loading bays!

When it comes to loading bay safety, there’s a lot to be said for staying one step ahead of the seasons. The Autumn months are the perfect time to get ‘winter ready’ especially if seasonal change comes sooner than expected.

Frost, snow, ice and wet weather conditions combine with shorter days and longer nights to create loading practice challenges for any warehouse or loading bay.

At sara LBS, we’re renowned for making safe loading practice and operator wellbeing our key priorities, so strongly advocate taking time during summer months to plan and prepare for the winter ahead. We recommend that warehouse management teams undertake a loading facility survey to highlight areas that could benefit from safety improvement, or suggest alternations to enhance winter efficiencies. Surveys of this kind can also be performed by engineers within sara LBS’ expert team and can help make warehouse equipment and layout safe and effective.

Improved Lighting

Steps as simple as updated lighting solutions can significantly improve warehouse function; ensuring that all dark corners are better illuminated, main facilities benefit from maximum light levels, and all operatives can see one another clearly.

Limiting the risk of slips and trips

Making sure that all loading ramps, docks and platforms are safe to use, not just now, but during winter months, is an essential measure that helps keep loading teams working safely all year round.

Helpful Handrails

Platform handrails are an essential safety addition that can be effectively ‘retro-fitted’ by the our team, should existing warehouse apparatus lack this key feature. Handrail inclusion within a wider loading system can prove essential, and help prevent the risk of falls.

An Effective Grip

It’s very important to check the underfoot surface of all ramps and platforms, as hazard potential for worn or ineffective floor coatings could be significant. Serrated open grid decks are fitted as standard to all our larger ramps. Anti-slip grit surfaces could be considered as a further anti-slip measure if appropriate, and can be retrofitted too, or replaced if necessary.

A team you can trust

When it comes to putting safety first and using the upmost quality and care, you can rely on sara Loading Bays Specialists to help highlight equipment that may need attention or replacement, and suggest the best route to ensuring apparatus is ‘winter ready’ before weather conditions change severely.

Give us a call or drop us a message to discuss how you can be truly ‘Winter Ready’ through expertly installed Loading Bays.


sara Loading Bay Specialists supply, install and maintain loading bay equipment for manufacturing, warehouse loading and distribution networks, also high speed doors and roller shutter doors for industrial, production line, cleanroom and food processing applications. Its high speed range of ‘Sprint’ fast action doors offer quick opening speeds and improved safety for internal and external applications.

sara LBS have been supplying, installing and maintaining high speed doors for over 30 years, priding themselves on their quality of workmanship, dedication to customer service and reliability of installation. If you’d like to get in touch to discuss our High Speed Doors, please contact us or call us on 01442 245577

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