Safety and Health Council of North Carolina


A non-profit association preventing injury through
safety education and training since 1960!

Warehouse/Loading Dock Safety

$65 Member    $90 Non-Member     2 MESH Hours

Loading docks and warehouses are dangerous places. All that lifting and moving of products, parts and raw materials can lead to injuries and/or cargo damage if employees aren't fully trained on safe work practices. 

Topics Include:

  • Dock workers - Cut down on costly back injuries caused by improper lifting and slips, trips, and falls.
  • Truck drivers - Coordinating dock worker safety with driver safety and requirements.
  • Wheel chocks - Their importance in safe operations.
  • The bay and doors - How to avoid accidents and injuries in these potential problem areas.
  • Unloading trucks and trailers - Keeping workers safe while transferring material.
  • Trailer jacks - When and why to use them.
  • Housekeeping - Why not to underestimate the importance of good housekeeping.
  • Improper storage of materials - How correct and planned storage is essential to safe operations and reduces product damage.
  • Pedestrians - Ground rules for keeping pedestrians and forklift drivers separate and safe.
  • Staging areas - Keeping the staging area organized and incident free.
  • Security before and after loading and unloading
  • Use of lifting equipment - The importance of making sure employees are trained and qualified to operate lifting equipment.

Virtual Class Date:

Call (919) 719-9800