Dock Management: Sealing the Perimeter
Pharmaceutical warehouses are busy places. And while a steady flow of shipments in and out generally puts a smile on managers' faces, the repeated opening of loading dock doors also generates concern. Open doors create opportunities for heated or cooled air to escape the building and rain, wind, snow and contaminants to get inside, creating safety, security and cleanliness risks. Open doors also invite potential airborne intruders – like bugs, leaves, dust or dirt – to enter. If not sealed properly, even closed dock doors may leave facilities vulnerable to these threats.
Fortunately, warehouse managers can significantly address these problems with the right system of dock seals and shelters – improving facility safety and security while saving thousands of dollars per year in wasted heating/cooling cost expenditures. Here are some considerations for getting started.
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