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3 ways to Prevent Cargo Theft at The Loading Dock

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3 ways to Prevent Cargo Theft at The Loading Dock

Cargo theft is a huge problem for warehouses, especially if loading docks are left unprotected and un-monitored. Loading docks are easy targets for thieves who want to steal large amounts of inventory and merchandise. If you want to avoid losing valuable inventory, it's important to secure your loading dock however possible. Hiring someone to provide 24-hour monitoring services probably isn't realistic if you're working with a limited budget, so what can you do to prevent inventory theft when no one is around to keep an eye on things? Fortunately, you can keep your loading dock protected without hiring a security...

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Loading Dock Safety Tips Cont'd

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Loading Dock Safety Tips Cont'd

  "As one of the busiest areas of a warehouse, the loading dock can bring with it a lot of safety hazards and potential for accidents. There’s a lot of moving parts in a loading dock, both literally and figuratively, and understanding how they all work together is critical for creating a safety plan. And as nearly 25% of all warehouse accidents occur at the loading dock (or because of operations relating to the loading dock), a safety plan is crucial for protecting your workers, your inventory, and your warehouse at large. Here’s a look at some common loading dock...

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How to Do Preventive Maintenance on Loading Docks

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"Loading dock equipment; such as dock levelers require proper usage and installation based on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Not all dock levelers are same. Each dock leveler is created to handle a specific load capacity and performance. Problems generally occur when the operating guidelines are not followed and the person who operates the dock leveler has not been properly trained to operate the dock equipment. To clear your worries and guide you in identifying the problem of your loading dock, we have come up with these “10 Supertips to prevent your Loading Dock Problem”.Be Familiar with the equipment. Take in mind...

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14 Tips For Replacing Gas Springs

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14 Tips For Replacing Gas Springs

"Mount and dismount gas springs according to safety guidelines. To achieve long-life expectancy with reduced fatigue strength, employ sound mounting practices. If gas springs are fitted in applications where failure means risk of health or life, we recommend using additional locking mechanisms. In FOOD or MEDICAL settings, request food-grade lubricating oils in place of industrial-grade hydraulic fluids, as minor quantities of fluid may leak from gas springs and should not come in contact with food or similar products or with subsoil water Allow for movement in joints. If the mount is subject to vibration, fittings must be secured. Avoid side...

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Checklist for your Next Warehouse Audit

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Checklist for your Next Warehouse Audit

"A warehouse audit should answer the questions “Do our procedures meet current operating requirements?” and “What can we improve?” The key feature of an audit is that it be an unbiased examination and evaluation that objectively analyzes past performance and possible improvements. The warehouse audit can be performed by the department itself, an internal auditor, or an external auditor. It should result in a warehouse audit report that details strengths and weaknesses and suggests improvements" At LDP We beleive if you aren't moving forward you're moving backwards, and we wish to do everything in our power to help you and...

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