Strong enough to take it?
Make sure portable and powered dock plates (or bridge plates) can handle the load. Carrying capacity is plainly marked on plates, which are used for loading and unloading wheeled equipment from vehicles. Secure them in position either by anchoring or with devices that prevent slipping or sliding. When not in use, store and anchor them in an upright position.
Dock plates must be equipped with handholds, handles or other materials that aid in moving or repositioning them safely, as well as a high-friction surface to prevent slips.
And that’s smart safety!
For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.