To maintain a high standard of safety in your loading dock area, it’s important to follow the OSHA loading dock requirements. Plus, you can go above and beyond with additional components that help create a comfortable, safe loading dock area for your receiving, shipping, and beyond.
Your vendors and your employees will appreciate a well-organized, efficient, and safe loading dock area with the help of additional loading dock accessories. Stop and go loading dock signals are easy to implement into your loading dock area, and they can make a world of difference in your loading and unloading operations.
How Stop & Go Loading Dock Signals Work
Stop and go loading dock signals protect truck drivers, forklift operators, and other personnel from potential accidents. They manage traffic flow and prevent unscheduled truck departures and trailer entries, informing truck drivers and loading dock personnel about the status of the loading or unloading operations taking place.
1. When a truck is securely parked in the loading dock area, the inside light will be green, indicating to the forklift driver that it is safe for them to enter the truck trailer.
2. When the light is green on the inside of the building, the outside light is red, indicating to the truck driver that they should not move.
3. Once the truck trailer has been unloaded, the inside light will turn to red, indicating to the forklift driver they need to stay clear of the truck. Simultaneously, the outside light will turn green, indicating to the truck driver, that it is now safe for them to pull away from the dock.
Implementing Stop & Go Loading Dock Signals
When you’re looking to install stop and go loading dock signals for your warehouse or facility, there is a wide range of options available. For the full operation, you’ll need a control station and the actual lights themselves. You can purchase them separately or in a package.
To get started, a control station like the Blue Giant Blue Genius Gold Series Control Station will allow you to control your lights properly. There are even additional features included, such as restraint control, dock leveling, and more.
For the actual lights, there are a few options available. You can go with a more traditional-style stop and go light like the classic Blue Giant Stop and Go Traffic Loading Dock Lights or a modern, stylish choice like the Slim Profile LED Traffic Loading Dock Lights. They are both great choices but fit different styles of buildings.
As an alternative, you can even purchase a loading dock light communication package that includes everything you need for your stop and go signal operation. The Blue Giant Loading Dock Light Communication Package is a great choice that includes an exterior driver traffic light, an exterior driver warning sign, and the control box.
Get In Touch With Authority Dock & Door
Authority Dock & Door is the one-stop-shop for all of your loading dock accessories, including your stop and go signal components. We want to help you make your operations safer and more efficient.