Dedicated to improving manufacturing efficiency

NSK improves loading bay safety at Netherlands warehouse

NSK has chosen Castell’s drive-away prevention system Salvo to protect staff at its warehouse in Tilburg, Netherlands. NSK’s huge facility distributes more than 4000 pallets a month across the whole of Europe and North Africa. Customers include Ford, Volkswagen, Siemens and Bosch.
Salvo has been installed on 12 loading bays, while NSK has also bought four Salvo Club steering wheel locks to safeguard deliveries made by rigid vehicles.

There have been no reported health and safety incidents since Salvo was commissioned at the Tilburg site. Having reversed their vehicle onto the relevant loading bay, drivers install the Salvo SGL lock on the exposed emergency airline coupling, releasing a trapped key.

This key is then inserted and turned in the Salvo Control Panel (SCP+) on the outside of the bay. An amber beacon illuminates on the inside to indicate that the loading bay is now safe and ready to use.

The loader opens the door, trapping the key in the SCP+ outside. While the door remains raised and the key trapped in the control panel, the trailer cannot be moved. In addition, NSK has installed Salvo at its distribution centre in Newark, UK.

Castell
T: +44 (0)20 8200 1200
www.castell.com

Related Articles

Putting safety first in the loading bay

John Meale, MD of loading/unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries explains how a commitment to safety in and around the…

Stertil loading bays specified for prestigious Baytree project

Stertil Dock & Door Products is widely acknowledged as a leading manufacturer and installer of loading bay equipment and fast-action…

Loading bay doors protected against fire

Loading bay specialist sara LBS is offering maximum safety and thermal efficiency in all sectional overhead doors by specifying Kingspan…

Door and loading bay maintenance

Loading bays are a key interface between a company’s main operations and the logistics and distribution functions that connect it to…

Innovative loading bay design

The engineering capability and manufacturing flexibility of distribution solutions provider Easilift Loading Systems has been instrumental…

Loading Bays: Attaining the complete efficiency and safety package

Loading bays for successful companies represent the input and output portal of the business, dealing with high volumes of goods and…