Available for the first time, a product that interlocks the trailer to the loading bay, ensuring drive-away cannot occur during loading and unloading. All at a fraction of the cost of the existing solutions on the market.Salvo prevents drive-aways at loading bays and reduces the dependency on written procedures.The drivers can retain their keys and above all, the loaders are in control of the situation at all times.
Improves Loading Efficiency
Additional to the increased safety, Salvo has also been seen to improve the efficiency of the loading operation through improved communication between the yard and the loader with Salvo giving the loader immediate indication that the trailer is ready for loading. Also, a previously unrecognised advantage of implementing Salvo is the security aspect. Salvo ensures the loading bay doors cannot be opened until a trailer is in place, reducing the likelihood of unauthorised access into the building via an open bay door.
What is it and what does it do?
The Salvo prevents the unauthorised movement of an articulated trailer during the loading or unloading of goods at a loading bay.
Why would I need such a product?
Because accidents happen, a number of high profile accidents and near misses occur every year in the logistics industry.
A typical accident…
A driver reverses up to a loading bay, the loader starts to unload the delivered goods. The driver realizes he has trapped his vehicle number plate, so gets back into the cab to pull the trailer forward. This happens just as the loader is reversing out of the trailer. Consequence, loader falls through the gap.
How is it different from what’s on the market already?
The Salvo forces the operator / driver to carry out tasks prior to the loading process beginning. The Salvo removes the human error element. Most existing safety products used in the loading bay industry are procedure controlled, i.e. they should be used but nothing forces them to be implemented.
A typical example would be the use of wheel chocks. They SHOULD be put in place prior to the loading operation but it relies 100% on the operators integrity and the company's enforcement of the procedure.
The trailer is reversed into position at the loading bay.
The driver collects the Salvo from the bay and returns to the bulkhead of the trailer.
The driver applies the handbrake and removes the emergency airline, these actions apply the brakes and inhibit the movement of the trailer.
The Salvo is fitted onto the now exposed emergency airline coupling. After fitment, a Castell key is released from the Salvo, locking the unit firmly onto the coupling. The fitting of the Salvo prevents the airline being re-applied.
The Castell key is taken to the Salvo exchange unit. Insertion of the key allows the release of a corresponding key inside the warehouse.
#6 The key inside the warehouse is released by the operative and taken to the door.
#7 The key is inserted into the Hercules lock on the door which allows the bay door to be opened and the dock leveller to be operated. Whilst the door is open the key is 'trapped' and the trailer cannot be moved.
#8 The forklift driver can now proceed in a afe manner to load or unload the trailer.
The key inside the warehouse is released by the operative and taken to the door.
The key is inserted into the Hercules lock on the door which allows the bay door to be opened and the dock leveller to be operated. Whilst the door is open the key is 'trapped' and the trailer cannot be moved.
The forklift driver can now proceed in a safe manner to load or unload the trailer