Modular loading platform
25 January 2013
Installation of a new modular loading platform system from Thorworld Industries is reported to have helped increase the efficiency of loading and unloading and enhanced safety for Universal Silencer. The system has
The system has been installed at the company's UK base in Hinckley, where there is no dedicated loading bay, to allow it to receive deliveries on-site.
Universal Silencer supplies engineered acoustic, emission and filtration solutions, and it is the size of this equipment that has necessitated the need for a platform system.Many of the acoustic systems are too large to be removed from a lorry using a traditional yard ramp because, as the forklift truck reverses down the ramp, the silencer would raise up, hitting and damaging the roof of the lorry.
Thorworld's engineers designed a bespoke, modular system, consisting of a Type 9 loading ramp, providing access to six Thorworld raised platforms, which have been connected together to form a single structure measuring 5.9 x 7.5m.
Safety aids include a dockboard, dock bumpers, flared alignment curbs, removable hand rails and a set of access steps.