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Planned Maintenance of your Dock Leveler Equipment (With Checklist)

What checklist do the professionals use to inspect your dock leveler equipment? 5 Steps to a thorough evaluation for proper maintenance of your equipment including: cleaning, lubricating, adjusting, inspecting, and documentation.

Professionals may use a 5-step checklist to inspect your dock leveler equipment as part of your planned loading dock maintenance services. This checklist covers thorough evaluation and proper maintenance of your equipment, including cleaning, lubricating, adjusting, inspecting, and documentation.

5 Steps to a Thorough Evaluation for Proper Maintenance of your Equipment

  • Cleaning Technicians thoroughly clean equipment and components to ensure longer life and a more efficient workplace. Prevents dirt and debris from clogging working parts and causing premature wear.
  • Lubricating Technicians apply correct lubricants in proper places to ensure equipment works efficiently. This means downtime is reduced since components are protected from wear, moisture and corrosion.
  • Adjusting Equipment that is improperly adjusted can waste time and create hazards. All necessary components are adjusted properly to make sure equipment works smoothly and consistently.
  • Inspecting Technicians thoroughly inspect loading dock equipment and are trained to bring small problems to your attention before they become big issues. Predictive maintenance solutions are offered as needed. 

Looking for a dock leveler maintenance checklist? Your planned maintenance team will check all regular operations and inspect the following:

  • Work Area
  • Lip Spools
  • Control Box, Power Supply and Pendant Station
  • Front Bellows
  • Activation Chain
  • All Switches and Latches
  • Rollers
  • Pit
  • Pit Drain
  • All Pivot & Wear Points
  • Rear Hinge Pins
  • Hydraulic Reservoir and Pistons
  • Cylinders, Hoses, & Fittings
  • Wire Harnesses
  • Toe Guards
  • Weatherseals
  • Communication Systems, including Warning Horn and Lights
  • Bumpers
  • Seal/Shelters
  • Documentation Our loading dock planned maintenance services include documentation to show the completed service work and indicate areas of potential problems, saving you headaches down the road. With our detailed documentation, you can keep track of your equipment's maintenance history and plan for future repairs or replacements.

Loading Dock Planned Maintenance Benefits:

  1.  Planned Loading Dock Maintenance helps to ensure that all parts of the loading dock are correctly functioning and working as intended.
  2.  Regularly scheduled maintenance can prevent costly repairs down the line.
  3.  A Planned Maintenance Program can extend the life of the loading dock and its components.
  4.  Scheduled maintenance can help to identify potential problems before they become more serious.
  5.  A Planned Maintenance Program can ensure that the loading dock is always available when needed.
  6.  Regular maintenance can reduce downtime and maintain the loading dock's efficiency.
  7.  A Planned Maintenance Program can maximize the safety of the loading dock.
  8.  Scheduled maintenance can reduce the risk of safety hazards while loading and unloading.

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