New & Used, Rental & Sale: Toward Your (Safe) Success

A cautionary tale about best practices for yard ramp safety:

We know a company that purchased a ramp that was sized wrong for their application. While there are many applications where a 70” wide yard ramp is perfectly appropriate, this ramp should have been 84” wide.

Those involved in the discussion for the company’s requirements didn’t consider the blind spots and how it would affect their forklift drivers. They bought, had the yard ramp delivered, and set it up.

As it happened, a forklift operator was heading down the ramp, load in front. Due to the narrower width of the ramp, he couldn’t see the bottom side rail due to his wide load, which had created a blind spot. He cut his wheel too sharply and rolled the forklift.

Luckily, he had his seatbelt fastened. Otherwise, the forklift could have crushed or seriously injured him.

On-the-job accidents are not entirely preventable, especially given the unknown variables like weather and visibility conditions, and the experience of your team. That said, it’s entirely possible to minimize the possibility of accidents.

Here’s the bottom line: If you’re going to err, err on the side of caution. That’s what we bring to the discussion when you speak with us about your business needs. We ask the right questions in order to optimize your business operations while preventing accidents. Efficiency and safety can be entirely compatible.

At the end of the day, we want your loading and unloading operations to be as focused and precise as this: