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Are your loading bays fed up with the British weather?

Loading and unloading activity carried out in the open is often subject to various difficulties, usually associated with the British weather. Customer expectations and regulations are continually increasing and the slightest bit of wet damage to pallets and goods could cause unacceptable waste and incurred costs.

The risks of not covering your loading bay

Customer expectations and regulations are continually increasing and the slightest bit of wet damage to pallets and goods could cause unacceptable waste and incurred costs. The knock on affects of this kind of damage and waste by not covering your loading bay could lead to insurance claims, subsequent higher premiums and possible loss of customer. Pallet network members may also be putting their membership at risk. It’s not only rain that can have a negative impact on loading in the open, ice and snow can cause serious safety concerns. Without any kind of industrial canopy cover for your loading bay, forklifts going in and out of the warehouse on ice or snow are at risk of skidding or even turning over, particularly if there is any kind of an incline.

What are the options for covering your loading bay?

If you are experiencing these difficulties its worth looking at some kind of industrial canopy solution. A browse round the internet should come up with various industrial canopy loading bay options from retractable tunnels to aluminium framed canopy buildings.

Fast and affordable industrial canopies

For a quick solution that is kind to budgets, an aluminium framed industrial canopy building can be anchored down to existing ground next to the loading bay, so no foundations need laying. These structures can accommodate a double deck trailer and be just a roof for very basic cover or with any number of walls depending on the type of loading operation. The option to link an industrial canopy buildings to existing warehouses is obviously a big thumbs up in terms of keeping the wet off and fork lift operators dry. There is also the option to have them free standing or linked to each other.

So, with the monsoon Summers and sub-zero Winters we have been recently experiencing, it’s worth thinking of some kind of industrial canopy to cover your loading and unloading operations.