Tuesday, March 13, 2018
MODEX/ATLANTA (April 9, 2018) – Rite-Hite’s Dok-Guardian provides a physical barrier that prevents workers from becoming another unfortunate statistic at one of the most dangerous materials handling interaction points at a facility – the loading dock. With the ability to stop up to 30,000 lbs. of force, this loading dock barrier also has a unique pocket design that helps keep the barrier positively stored and out of harm’s way for safe loading/unloading.
"Most loading dock accidents are preventable," said Andy Olson, Rite-Hite marketing manager. The Dok-Guardian adds another layer of safety to ensure workers don’t fall out of an open dock door to the ground.
The openings at the dock represent one of the largest hazards at any facility. Material handlers and forklift operators are at risk of falling off the dock at facilities that don’t use proper barriers or gates. This 4-foot fall can result in serious injury or even death.
Made from bright red PVC-coated fiberglass mesh curtain and three yellow heavy-duty polyester restraint straps, the Dok-Guardian provides a strong visual and physical barrier to mitigate potential falls from dock openings. Operated manually, this 4-foot tall curtain is able to stretch across openings up to 16 feet wide. The barrier is anchored on both sides of a dock opening with Rite-Hite steel Warden guards, which provide door track protection.
The Dok-Guardian can be interlocked with a Rite-Hite Dok-Lok vehicle restraint to create a sequence of operation, ensuring full-time loading dock safety. The red light on the Dok-Lok control box indicates when the Dok-Guardian’s curtain is safely locked across the opening. When the lock button is pressed, the light turns green and the Dok-Guardian curtain releases to allow for easy loading and unloading of a trailer.
Rite-Hite, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of material handling systems designed for maximum safety and productivity. Principal product lines include: trailer restraints, dock levelers, integrated controls, dock seals and shelters, industrial power doors, HVLS fans and aftermarket products and services. For more information, visit www.ritehite.com or call 1-800-456-0600.
414-271-0101, ext. 119
Sara Everts, Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager