Loading Bay Equipment

Product details

Dock levellers have been designed to ‘bridge the gap’ between the loading bay and the vehicle, ensuring loading and unloading is safe. Using a leveller, goods can be moved in and out of the vehicle with one straight movement whether you are using cages, forklifts or pallet trucks.

Our levellers have been designed and tested in accordance to BSi EN1398/2009, meaning they fully comply with all European legislation.

Wheel Guides

Wheel guides are a visual aid to help the safe docking of a vehicle. This will help prevent damage to the dock shelter and/or building and ensures the vehicle is aligned correctly allowing the safe loading and unloading of goods. They can be made in various shapes and sizes to suit individual bay requirements, straight or splayed, bolt down or cast in and are finished in traffic yellow powder coat paint or galvanised if required.

Control Panels

Our control panels are designed, built and tested in-house. We manufacture standard control panels to operate our dock levellers with a door interlock as standard, however we also manufacture composite control panels that give you the option to include full operation of the door, inflatable dock shelter, traffic lights with mimics and dock lights all from one panel. Our panels are simple in design with self explaining buttons using relay logic technology. We do have the experience and capacity to design and manufacture more complex control panels using PCBs and PLCs if required.

Standard Range Rubber Dock Bumper

The standard rubber dock bumper is the most popular and is designed to protect a loading dock from reversing HGV’s. It can be attached using a back plate and its life can be extended greatly if installed with a front plate, (not available with the 2410 model)

SDS1810 Rubber Dock Bumper

  • Dimensions: 450x250x100mm
  • Weight: 13.5kg
  • also available SDS18106 model

SDS2410 Rubber Dock Bumper

  • Dimensions: 600x250x100mm
  • Weight: 14kg

SDS3010 Rubber Dock Bumper

  • Dimensions: 750x250x100mm
  • Weight: 18 kg

SDS1818 L-Shaped Rubber Bumper

  • Dimensions: 450x450x100mm
  • Weight: 12Kg This L shaped bumper gives extra protection along the top edge of the loading dock

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Investing in any form of secure door system requires a relative outlay and prior to purchase it’s important to feel fully confident in the company you choose.

    We have compiled a list of some questions that are worthwhile asking when researching and requesting quotes.


    Do your secure doors meet the relevant UK health and safety standards?

    Whether buying power-assisted gates or doors, these MUST be fully compliant with UK law. It’s important to understand and even request evidence to prove that everything is above board. Once purchased, companies then become responsible for maintenance whilst ensuring the safety of use based on specific circumstances.


    Does your company have public liability insurance in place?

    This may seem like a question you’d never ask but it’s certainly an important one. Without insurance, should something go wrong during installation, the customer could be landed with a costly and unexpected bill. This seemingly bold question should never be a problem, especially to a business who’s covered.


    Do secure doors come with a warranty?

    Again, we’ll highlight the fact that secure doors are an investment. It’s important to know they are going to be under warranty, even if it’s only for a short time. When using a reputable company the topic of warranties will be discussed in the first instance. If not, don’t be afraid to ask or request paperwork.


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    What times of the day can we get in touch?

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    Aftercare & ongoing support

    SDS provides service packages to ensure longevity and legal compliancy.

    As well as prolonging the functionality and lifecycle of the equipment, it is essential that business managers and owners understand that failing to maintain the assets so they are safe in use could lead to a court penalty if there was an injury.