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Ramp Regulations

  A ramp, slope, or incline is defined as an angle that is over 10%, or about one foot rise for every foot of ramp. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has several rules regarding ramp standards. These rules are critical, as falling from ramps/platforms cause the majority of job site accidents. Here is a summary of the guidelines ... Read More »

Yard Ramps for Forklift Information

Yard ramps are designed for loading and unloading cargo from truck trailers with a forklift. They can also be used on loading docks and platforms, rail cars, and more. Typically, yard ramps are constructed of steel with large weight capacities, ranging from 15,000 lbs to 30,000 lbs. Most of these ramps have wheels for convenience when moving and setting up ... Read More »

Yard Ramps and Work Place Safety

Did you know that a prominent number of injuries that happen in the workplace are back related? Here are some statistics for you: According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 20% of injuries and illnesses in the workplace are due to back injuries of more than 1 million workers (Business & Legal Resources). Back injuries also make up ... Read More »

Win-Win Situation When Buying a Loading Ramp over a Concrete Ramp

All-purpose You can choose to get ground-to dock ramps or portable loading dock ramps according to your business needs. Unlike concrete loading ramps, mobile ramps and ground to dock yard ramps are easy to transport. Also you can use them in different warehouses if you need. No Building Permits Required While you have to get permission to build a concrete ... Read More »

How To Use Your Loading Ramp Safely

For facilities, loading and unloading from a truck requires a lot of effort for the workers. So the companies should be very careful about the safety of their workers and also workplace ergonomics. Here in this article, we will provide the tips for a loading ramp safely. 1. Utilize Chains and Clamps Chains and ramp clamps should be utilized in ... Read More »

Why You Should Prefer Yard Ramp to Permanent Concrete Ramp

  If you are about to make a decision for your handling facility and you are unable to choose between installing a yard ramp or having a permanent concrete ramp, we’ll be more than happy to provide you the best solutions. Let’s take a look the advantages of having a yard ramp against the disadvantages of having a permanent concrete ... Read More »

Installing Dock to the Ground Ramp

If you just got a new dock to ground ramp you should make sure that you employ it correctly. Medlin Ramps provides comprehensive instructions for full setup in order to make the process much easier, nonetheless, you can use this useful quick guide as a source as well.   At first, you should unship your ramp after shipment. Then, place ... Read More »

3 Steps For Selecting The Best Yard Ramp For You

A yard ramp is often used to load and unload heavy goods. This blog will help you select yards ramps in 3 simple steps. 1. Decide the purpose of the yard ramp, whether it is for dock to ground or ground to truck yard ramps. For dock to ground usage, it advice to use stationary yard ramps. As for ground ... Read More »

5 Great Tips For Loading Dock Safety

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls, slips and trips accounted for 309,060 instances of on-the-job injuries at U.S. private businesses in 2016. Warehouse and production facilities have the capacity for workplace injuries, particularly when you consider all the gear required to consistently load and unload trucks. Here at Medlin Ramps, we take every precaution in our own facility, ... Read More »

All the different names and industry terms for the yard ramp

Are you trying to find a Yard Ramp or a loading dock ramp? Will your requirement for loading be best served by utilizing a Forklift Ramp or a Steel Yard Ramp? Imagine what? These are all the same piece of equipment. The main difference is whether the ramp you are looking at has wheels or not. Yard Ramps are generally made ... Read More »