Loading Dock Safety Gates

Loading Dock Safety Railing

Loading docks are among the busiest locations in any manufacturing or distribution facility.  Raw materials and components entering your plant and many of the finished products leaving your facility pass through this area, exposing fork lift drivers and pedestrian traffic to fall risks when loading dock doors remain open and unguarded.  Unprotected loading dock openings are not just a fall hazard-they violate OSHA fall protection regulations (OSHA 1910.23(b)(1)).

Loading Dock Safety Gates
Loading Dock Safety Gates
Loading Dock Safety Gates
Loading Dock Safety Gates
Loading Dock Safety Gates
Loading Dock Safety Gates
Loading Dock Safety Gates
Loading Dock Safety Gates

One of our most popular fall protection solutions for shipping and receiving areas is a loading dock safety gate system we call LORGATE. Designed for fast and easy installation, the LORGATE loading dock safety gate offers exceptional value at a fraction of the cost of other systems.  Say good-bye to unsafe chains, lifting, and pinch hazards associated with other loading dock safety gates and step up to LORGATE. To view pricing information or to order LORGATE online, visit our e-commerce enabled website at www.PortableGuardRail.com.

 

Applications

Design Considerations

LORGATE  is a loading dock safety gate system with the pivot side anchored and the movable side fitted with a rolling wheel to eliminate lifting of the gate. A dock worker or delivery person can easily move this OSHA compliant gate for complete access to the overhead door and truck opening. When loading and unloading is complete, the gate is rolled to the locked and protected position.  In addition to loading dock safety gates, DFP can fabricate and install a guardrail system to protect your entire shipping and receiving area.

OSHA Regulations

  • OSHA Guardrail Regulations
    • 1926.502(b)(1) Top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, shall be 42 inches (1.1 m) plus or minus 3 inches (8 cm) above the walking/working level. When conditions warrant, the height of the top edge may exceed the 45-inch height, provided the guardrail system meets all other criteria of this paragraph.
    • 1926.502(b)(2)(i) Midrails, when used, shall be installed at a height midway between the top edge of the guardrail system and the walking/working level.
    • 1926.502(b)(3) Guardrail systems shall be capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N) applied within 2 inches (5.1 cm) of the top edge, in any outward or downward direction, at any point along the top edge.
    • 1926.502(b)(5) Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, and equivalent structural members shall be capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 150 pounds (666 N) applied in any downward or outward direction at any point along the midrail or other member.

Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe, OSHA compliant work environment for all workers?