Here’s a question for you – 60% to 70% of what dock equipment is applied wrong? What do you think this number is referring to? Curtain walls? Bumpers? Nope. Approximately 60% to 70% of loading dock seals are applied incorrectly. Yes, the layer of protection for your building, employees, inventory, and more is most likely applied improperly.
How does this happen? There can be a couple of reasons. One is the lack of understanding and information. We’ll be happy to help you find the right loading dock seals. Not only do we work with plenty of dealers located throughout the country, but we also have experts on hand to answer any questions you have. There’s no reason to guestimate or wing the measuring for your loading dock seals
Another reason could be the loading dock seals weren’t the right for the application. The lifetime of loading dock seals depends on the environment, use, and other factors. If your loading dock seals aren’t creating the same tight barrier they used to, it might be time to look at a replacement. Remember, we are the manufacturer of loading dock seals and our products are only as good as they function for our customers so we want to make sure you get the right one. All our professionals love talking to customers to get them the right product. Even the Buechels talk with customers on a daily basis. 75 years of designing, studying and trouble-shooting loading dock solutions is ready whenever you need it.
Now let’s talk about some of the dangers of not having properly installed loading dock seals. You’ve heard it before – a dry dock is a safe dock. The loading dock is an area that’s just plain hazardous. Almost 25% of accidents that lead to injuries occur here. Slips and falls themselves are the second leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, often caused by wet or unsafe conditions. And let’s not even think of fast-moving forklifts sliding across the water after crossing leaking loading dock seals. Besides the danger of accidents, there also is a danger to inventory loss. Boxes sitting in water, temperature variations, and more can compromise the stability of some items.
Call us for all your questions about loading dock seals. We promise to take your questions seriously and get you the right loading dock seals for your application.