Modular Loading Schemes

Many warehouses do not have a dedicated loading bay. To create a new loading bay from scratch requires both time and money, with planning permission required and major civil works to be undertaken. This can be a daunting prospect for any business owner. However, there is a solution which is more cost efficient and proves to be just as effective as a permanent loading bay.

Modular loading docks – the viable alternative to a dedicated loading bay

A modular loading dock is a combination of a loading ramp, platform and dock leveller. Combined, they create a semi-permanent loading solution which fulfils all the requirements of a dedicated loading bay. These schemes can be positioned flush against an entrance way giving the illusion of a permanent loading bay, whilst retaining the same function and high levels of reliability and strength.

A low cost, yet effective, loading solution the modular loading dock has many advantages:


  • Allows you to maximise your existing loading facility quickly and in a cost-effective way
  • No need for expensive and time consuming civil works
  • These are semi-permanent structures, providing you with additional flexibility if you chose to change your loading facility or move premises
  • They provide safe access to vehicles on all levels
  • Our systems are available with either hydraulic or manual dock levellers, depending on the power supply available
  • You will find that manual handling is significantly reduced when compared to using a mobile container ramp
  • The systems can be operated by one person, saving you in terms of employee time
  • The time taken to unload a vehicle is significantly reduced by using a modular loading dock.

There are many combinations available, with each scheme being tailored to your specific business needs, as well as a comprehensive range of accessories to compliment your modular loading dock.


Lightweight yet powerful

As part of the modular dock range, the Lightweight Mobile Platform with a 2000Kg SWL is ideal when loading and unloading is taking place at various locations around your premises, being easily moved and positioned. The platform height can be adjusted in 50mm increments from 1100-1550mm using its adjustable legs. Following the same principles as a Modular Loading Dock, the Lightweight Loading Platform is designed to be used on its own as a simple loading and unloading solution for lighter applications such as the hand balling of goods or pallet trucks. Standard sizes are 2.5m x 2.5m, or 2.4m x 3.6m. Added features are chains and tensionsing brackets to connect to the platform where possible. The platform also has Fork Truck pockets to the front and sides for quick, safe and easy positioning.

Find out how to create your own semi-permanent “loading bay” quickly and easily, contact us or call Loading Bay Service on 03300 021 199 to discuss your requirements in more detail.


Servicing your Modular Loading Scheme will ensure longevity and safety for your operators. Find out more about our servicing and maintenance offering.