Dock Solutions Castell Safety System
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Dock Solutions Truck Castell Safety System

What is a Castell Salvo System?

A Castell salvo is a set of dock products that work as a system to promote safety at the loading docks and to prevent unscheduled truck departure. Salvo prevents the unauthorized movement of a truck’s trailer during the loading or unloading process at the loading dock.

Why is it important to have a Castell Salvo System?

Accidental truck departure is one of the most serious of costly mishaps that can happen at the loading of a lorry.

OSHA / FMCSA regulations require such a safety system!

  1. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 (k)(1) states that the brakes of highway trucks must be set and wheel chocks placed under the rear wheels to prevent the trucks from rolling.
  2. FMCSAʼs 49 CFR Part 393 Braking Regulation states that the truckʼs brakes must be mechanically applied in position by something other than fluid, air or electrical energy.
  3. OSHAʼs letter states that their enforcement of the wheel-chocking requirement, 29 CFR 1910.178 (k)(1) for a commercial vehicle are pre-empted by FMCSAʼs 49 CFR Part 393 braking regulation.

How is it different?

The Castell Salvo system we install removes the possibility of human error. Existing safety products do nothing to force their implementation and thus maintain a safe environment.

Also, other dock safety products donʼt address the issue of unscheduled truck departure! There are products to prevent trailer creep and trailer collapse, but nothing to not only prevent the accident before it happens but also ties all of the dock procedures together.

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Product Description

How does a CASTELL SALVO work?

  1. The vehicle arrives and the heavy duty stainless steel/ aluminium SGL lock is applied to the trailer brake line.
  2. The heavy-duty key can only be removed from the SGL once it is locked on the trailer.
  3. The uniquely coded key is used to unlock its assigned dock door.
  4. While the door is open, the key is trapped.
  5. Only once the loaders have finished loading/unloading and locked the door closed will the key be released.
  6. The released key is then taken to remove the SGL brake lock.
  7. The driver can safely depart.

 Why Use SALVO?

  • Enforces OSHA / FMCSA regulations.
  • Dock personnel have total control of their environment
  • Self-enforcing – No paperwork requirements
  • Solutions for all door types, no doors or tanker loading systems
  • Solutions for all vehicle types.
  • Minimal installation and maintenance
  • Security – physically locks dock doors
  • Provides a barrier for fall prevention
  • Customizable to fit any dock procedure.
  • Heavy Duty
  • Fast. Safe. Fool-proof.

For more information please download the PDF brochure from the link below or alternatively call a member of the Dock Solutions team.