The anti-crushing safety dissuaders are flexible but resilient volumes applied applied on the outer wall of the loading bay, filling the space between the wall of the building and the pillars of the containers of the vehicles, so to reduce dramatically the risk that an operator slips into these spaces and is subject to crushing between the vehicle and the wall in the fatal case of a sudden manoeuver of the vehicle.
The vehicle while docking can also compress the dissuader without damaging it, but when it goes away it will return to its original sizes.
The adoption of the dissuaders is strongly recommended to protect the persons in charge from prosecution in the event of an accident of this type. This also stems from the experience of a fatal accident due to crushing occurred in Lombardy (Italy) in 2009, resulting in the displacement of all dock levellers installed, of approximately 50 cm outside, thus eliminating the risk of crushing.
The protection from this risk is recommended by the ASL (the Italian safety inspection body) and other security institutions of other countries. The risk is well represented in the image on the right (from SUVA - Switzerland).
The dissuaders are applied easily to the wall by means of expansion screws. They are forwarded off with the semi-elastic off, so as to reduce the volume of shipment. The dissuader is equipped with accident prevention signs, to further hedge the risk.