Every Dock: Open Dock Policy
FACT: Nearly 7% of all forklift accidents are a result of driving off the edge of the loading dock. (source: PerMIS'09 - pg. 326)
Many facilities choose to enforce a closed-door policy as a means to help address the potential for drop off accidents at the loading dock. However, a dock leveler with Safe-T-Lip, or a barrier system may be a smarter choice as these products can help with fall protection, whether you choose to keep the door open or closed when a dock position is not in use.