Case Study for Safety Pallet Gate for wide loading dock

Client: Transportation and Logistics Warehousing Company

Requirement: Whilst loaded pallet handling between vehicles and warehouse was being safely operated on roller conveyors. there was one area where loading operations exposed a hazard.  The pallet repair and paint booth area personnel were loading stacked pallets onto and off the loading dock.  This exposed personnel to falling off the dock when the roller shutter was opened and in coming into contact with moving loads. A risk assessment recommended the installation of a fool-proof safety pallet gate



  • The loading dock roller shutter shutter was close enough to the dock edge for a conventional up and over gate.  But was over 3.5 metres wide.  
  • The paint booth had to be moved back to accommodate the siting of the pallet gate.  
  • The gate had to be capable of accepting stacks of pallets 10 high, although the roller shutter had limited clearance. 
  • The roller shutter was routinely being left open between loading operations.  
  • This exposed any personnel to the danger of falling off the loading dock edge.
  • Also during loading operations, personnel  had additional hazard of coming into contact with moving loads.
Kappa Model Extra Wide Pallet Gate for use on Loading Dock


  • Installation of a Kappa* Model Fold-Back Low headroom space saving pallet gate
  • Special wide version with additional centre gate post and angle bracings to pivot arms were fitted to provide additional strength due to gate width.
  • Anti-slam dampers and some aluminium tubing was incorporated for ease of use.
  • The gates protect all personnel whenever the roller shutters are open and when the gates are open for loading the inner gate prevents contact with moving loads. 
  • This model is also very easy to operate, having a balanced gate system which negates operator fatigue.

    * Now more often superceded by the Sigma Model which is more compact this type of application.

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You can select from six different models in the Safety Pallet Gates section of this website.  You will also find a helpful Selecting Your Pallet Gate  guide page.  Or on each of the model pages, there is detailed information on what the model does and the full dimensions etc.  Plus there is a specific enquiry form for each model for you to use.


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