Salvo Loading Dock Safety

Salvo Loading Dock Safety

The pressure facilities are facing to keep up with rising demand often results in hazardous work environments, especially near the loading dock. In the US, more than 25% of all industrial accidents occur at the loading dock, and for every accident, there are about 600 near misses.

Salvo Loading Dock Safety Systems reduce the risk of accidents at the loading dock by preventing drive-aways during loading/unloading by interlocking the trailer’s air brakes with the dock door. This ensures that the trailer cannot depart until loading/unloading is completed and the dock door is closed. Salvo Loading Dock Safety Systems keep your personnel and equipment safe by – eliminating human error.

  •  SAFETY:  Ensures you meet government safety regulations with wheel chocks or restraints.  OSHA’s wheel-chocking requirement for commercial vehicles as defined by FMSCA’s braking regulation.  See [29 CFR 1910.178(k)(1), [49 U.S.C. 31132] and [49 CFR part 393], respectively.
  • INSTALLATION:  The kits make mounting and wiring as simple as 1-2-3.  The quick installation process allows for minimum disruption and downtime.
  • VERSATILITY:  This safety system works with all vehicle types.  Salvo Loading Dock Safety Systems can also interlock with existing dock safety products such as dock levelers, restraints, traffic lights, etc.
  • RELIABILITY:  Salvo Loading Dock Safety Systems utilize the braking system of the trailer as the restraint.  When the air is released from the trailers brake line, the mechanical brakes automatically engage. Applying the Salvo Gladhand keeps the brakes locked until loading/unloading is complete.


Salvo Operation
Automatic System for Manual Doors (SAMD) Kit in Use

The SAMD automatic manual door system uses an automatic door locking device (SADL) to prevent the manual door from being opened under unsafe conditions. The Salvo Gladhand (SGL) is applied to the trailers air brakes, and the key is released and inserted into the Salvo Control Panel (SCP). The SCP sends a signal to the SADL, which is mounted on the inside of the dock. The SADL can either unlock the door directly or unlock a chain barrier that is used across the dock entrance. Once loading/unloading is complete, the process can be reversed. The dock door can be locked closed, engaging the SADL, sending a signal back to the SCP. This releases the key from the SCP and it can then be inserted in the SGL on the trailer to disengage the SGL, allowing the trailer's air brakes to be reconnected, and the truck to drive away safely.

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