Loading ramps and portable loading docks are vital assets for any warehouse or manufacturing facility. Due to their frequency of use, it is important to ensure that they are consistently inspected to monitor their condition. Knowing how often you should inspect a loading ramp can help you spot signs that you need a new loading ramp and other potential hazards. As leading providers of portable loading ramps and loading docks, Dura-Ramp understands the importance of inspections and ramp safety. That is why our team has provided a guide for daily, quarterly, and yearly inspection requirements.
Regular ramp inspections and maintenance maximize the usable life of your loading ramp while minimizing the risk of safety incidents. Different types of inspections should occur at set intervals:
This type of inspection focuses on the daily wear and tear of the ramp or dock. Daily inspections are crucial for ensuring safe operation and noting any potential safety hazards. Areas covered in these inspections include:
Quarterly inspections are more detailed and in-depth than daily inspections and should take more time. They focus on checking and documenting the condition of vital parts and systems. This makes it easy to check and compare with previous inspections to note any major signs of wear. These inspections cover:
Yearly inspections focus on the overall condition of your loading ramp or dock. They are performed to assess any damage or wear that has occurred throughout the year and can help you determine if you need a new ramp. Yearly inspections should take the most time and note the condition of every aspect of the ramp or dock. This information can then be used to compare with previous and future inspections.
To learn more about loading ramp inspections and safety, reach out to the team at Dura-Ramp through our online contact form. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and work with you to provide the perfect loading ramp solution.