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3 Reasons Your Warehouse Needs LED Loading Dock Signs

Dec 6, 2021

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Regardless of the size and type of your business, your loading dock can be a hectic place and can have unique and unpredictable traffic flows. These two characteristics can make your loading dock a very confusing and dangerous place for dockworkers and truck drivers. Clear, concise signage can help reduce accidents, promote worker safety, and keep operations moving efficiently. Keep reading to learn more about LED loading dock signs and how they can benefit your business.

Improved Safety

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Promoting loading dock safety is an ongoing challenge for any sized warehouse or distribution center. When accidents do happen, they can be very serious, even fatal. This means that nothing should be more important to your business than the safety and well-being of your personnel. In addition to your loading dock’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols, and strategic best practices, implementing loading dock signs provides an added layer of communication, which, in turn, provides additional safety for dockworkers and truck drivers. By keeping everyone aware of their surroundings through visual communication, the risk of workplace safety-related incidents can be significantly reduced. And there are no better means to provide this visual communication than through well-placed, super-bright, and highly visible LED loading dock signs.

Bolstered Operational Efficiency

Visually communicating that a loading dock bay is open or closed is an easy way to improve your warehouse or distribution center efficiency. Strategically placed LED loading dock signs in various formats — red dot-green dot, stop-go, open-closed, green arrow-red x, or ready for loading blank out messaging, to name a few — provide instant, clear, and distinct communication to workers and trucker drivers about a bay’s availability. For drivers, the guesswork of finding an open bay for deliveries is eliminated by using these signs. For warehouse and dock workers, these signs let them know which bays have a truck waiting to be unloaded, removing guesswork and wasted movement in the warehouse. LED loading dock signs can be mounted inside and outside, and signs requiring outdoor mounting are rated for extreme weather conditions. Regardless of mounting them inside or outside, these signs are super bright, highly visible, and can instantly boost operational productivity.

Ehanced Energy Efficiency Creates a Lower Total Cost of Ownership

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LED loading dock signs are an excellent choice for warehouses and distribution centers looking to improve safety and bolster operational efficiency while improving energy efficiency. While LED lighting has a higher upfront cost than traditional lighting, they have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and provide the advantage of being extremely energy efficient. LED lights use up to 80 percent less energy than traditional light sources for signage, which can equate to thousands of dollars saved each year in reduced wattage. Further, LED lights have an incredibly long lifespan (50,000 to 100,000 hours) which helps improve TCO, and they require very little maintenance as they never “burn out,” further lowering their TCO. Finally, when your LED loading signage does reach its end-of-life, the sign, and its components, are nearly 95 percent recyclable, making them a superior choice for illuminated signage in a time when “going green” has never been more important.

LED loading dock signs are designed to keep your operations safe and confusion-free by instantly conveying essential information to dockworkers and truck drivers. You can rely on Signal-Tech, the leading LED loading dock safety signals manufacturer, to help you reach the pinnacle of safety, productivity, and energy efficiency. If you’re ready to create a safer environment around your loading docks while improving operational productivity and enhancing energy efficiency, contact us to learn more. Our experts are ready to recommend the best possible solution to meet your loading dock’s current and future needs!