Safety Newsletter – February 2021
Yard and dock accidents and incidents are commonly reported safety events. These are generally minor in nature, however still can be costly and are completely avoidable. Below are some tips as to how to avoid causing damage while maneuvering through a yard or dock during your work day.
- Eliminate any distractions, such as the radio, food/drink, cell phones, etc. and put your complete focus into your surroundings. Get these items settled before entering or exiting a yard to avoid the unnecessary risk of an accident/incident.
- Drive cautiously and be alert. Make sure that you do not get caught in a tight area that is not meant for trucks and that you are utilizing that correct routes and entrances to customer yards.
- Constantly be on the lookout for stationary objects such as poles, fences, bollards, parked trucks and trailers, etc.
- Pay attention to the dock lights, and never pull a trailer away from a dock door when the light is red.