Reduced manual handling and speedier loading has been achieved by Johnson Hospitality Services with a purpose-designed sloping modular platform from Thorworld Industries.
The two-section 4,000kg capacity loading platform has been supplied to the catering equipment supplier’s Glasgow depot, which has an existing 1.4m high loading dock.
Previously, tables, chairs, glassware and other catering supplies had to be brought out of the warehouse by hand and placed on the yard floor so
that forklifts could load the company’s low-floor delivery vehicles.
The two-part platform consists of a 5m long by 2.3m wide ramp with an additional 2m long counterbalanced dock leveller that allows forklift trucks to easily load low-floor vehicles ranging from 7.5 to 17.5 tonnes in size.
Its introduction has made the loading operation much more efficient. A spokesman for Johnson Hospitality said that it was now far quicker, there were less manual handling issues and vehicle space was being better utilised.