A good Dock Design consist of modern, efficient and safe loading dock for handling palletized goods. The typical loading dock for palletized goods includes a raised loading platform, a dockleveler that forms a ramp between the dock and the delivery trucks, and forklifts or pallet jacks to move the goods in and out of the trucks.
Designing the loading dock is an integral part of the facility process design. The dock marks the beginning and the end of material flow through the facility. It integrates material handling inside the building with truck traffic outside the building. To maintain productivity, it must be as efficient as the facility it serves.
The loading dock is also a place of potential hazard. To protect workers, design it with the same high safety standards you apply to the rest of the facility.