Storage containers can pose quite a hazard, especially when it comes to moving things in and out of them. This is, of course, why there are container ramps. They make access to these containers much easier and allow the use of hand trucks and dollies. Easier access is especially important when the items that you are storing and removing are extremely heavy.
So what should you look for when you get a new container ramp?
First of all, make sure that the ramps fit securely on the lip of the storage container so that you can easily roll hand trucks and dollies in and out of the container. By allowing items to be easily rolled in and out of containers, you’ll find the chance of injury significantly reduced.
And a reduced chance of injury, in turn, results in money saved. Of course, you’ll also save money when you can avoid damage to the stored items. Unfortunately, not everyone takes these precautions.
There have been cases where individuals have been seriously injured or even killed due to falling items that are not transported on a smooth surface. Companies have also lost thousands of dollars in merchandise that was damaged in transit.
So be sure to look for such features as a non-slip surfaces, side rails to prevent hand trucks and dollies from rolling off, and resistance to cracks and the ravages of weather. If you do, there is no reason why your container ramps shouldn’t last a long time.
If you choose well, you’ll find that container ramps make for a great investment. They are sturdy, are made of bright colors to provide additional safety, and make work more safe and efficient.