A HUDDERSFIELD company providing loading bay equipment for some of the UK’s biggest names is set to benefit from a new link-up.
Kirkburton-based Easilift Loading Systems can now offer a total loading bay safety and reporting system for all “goods in” and “goods out” operations at warehouses and distribution centres following a partnership between technology companies Traka and Castell.
Easilift already supplies the Traka Dock Management System, which incorporates Traka’s patented iFob technology, for the prevention of drive-away accidents at “goods in” loading bays.
Traka has now joined forces with Castell and created DockSafe, a multi-functional solution for “goods out” bays.
In addition to isolating trailers for enhanced on-site safety, the system helps distribution centres to control access, improve security and build a full activity audit trail for traceability and accountability
Easilift managing director Rob Fay said: “By integrating iFob technology into both ‘goods in’ and ‘goods out’ operations, we can provide warehouse managers with an unprecedented level of data on driver activity and bay usage, as well as increased piece of mind thanks to the prevention of driveaways – a common cause of loading bay accidents.”
The Goods Out solution combines Traka’s iFob technology with Castell’s Salvo Susie lock. It means a vehicle must be immobilised before the Easilift loading dock door is opened. Once goods are loaded, the door must be closed and the loading bay clear of forklifts or personnel before the vehicle can be unlocked and driven away.
Said Mr Fay: “This logical sequence is simple, sequential and inescapable, streamlining the process in terms of safety management.”
Traka boss Robert Smith said advances in technology made it possible to introduce features impossible even a half-decade ago.