/ Wheel Chocks
Wheel Chocks prevent accidents during parking, vehicle storage or loading and unloading with hand trucks or powered vehicles. Wedging firmly against the wheels of vehicles, wheel chocks prevent the chance for inertia to cause rolling vehicles and trailer creep. Our chocks are most commonly purchased for loading docks, parked vehicles, motorhomes and RVs. All our wheel chocks are OSHA compliant, well designed and made of durable materials that make for a safer work place. See below for our full inventory of wheel chocks available today. Scroll down for more information.
*Please note* All wheel chocks we carry are available in kits with wall bracket, chain, sign and chocks. Chocks can be ordered with chains by themselves, but wall brackets and signage must be purchased together with chocks and chain.
Wheel Chocks: More Information
Types of Wheel Chocks
*Wheel Chock Kits (includes wall bracket, sign, chain and chocks)
*Rubber Wheel Chocks (heavy-duty and standard models)
*Aluminum Wheel Chocks (non-sparking and light weight)
*Metal Wheel Chocks (heavy chocks that perform on ice)
*Urethane Wheel Chocks (safety orange, light weight and chemically resistant)
OSHA 1910.17 states: “The brakes of highway trucks shall be set and wheel chocks placed under the rear wheels to prevent the trucks from rolling while they are boarded with powered industrial trucks.” Making sure your loading dock is compliant with OSHA regs is critical. Trailer creep kills. Protect your workers and make your work place safer. Use Freyer wheel chocks during loading or unloading of trucks at your loading dock. Purchase your chocks in a kit with a wall bracket, high visibility sign and chain this will ensure your workers can easily locate and use chocks every time.
Points to consider
Three main points to consider when selecting wheel chocks for your work area are below:
- Angle of the parking surface, called slope orgrade: Parking on a slope of ten degrees or greater increases the risk of the vehicle coming off or rolling over the wheel chock.
- Size selection wheel chock height compared to wheel height. As above, too small a chock will increase chance of roll.
- Surface friction or slip, wheel chock performance can be impacted by the surface it rests on. may slide downhill due to wet grass or ice. Increasing the size of the wheel chock will not necessary allow the parking on inclines greater than 30% gradient (16.6 degrees).
SELECTING YOUR WHEEL CHOCK
Proper size selection is one of the most important aspects of wheel chock selection. A general rule is wheel chocks should be approximately 1/6 to 1/4 the height of the wheel height. For areas with steep slopes or grade larger chocks should be used or in instances where manufacturer or local requirements are higher. Things like vehicle weight, load weight and surface friction may change the requirements. Always base your specifications on your specific working area and note what has worked in the past.
Grit, grip and surface conditions are also something to consider. Loading areas, gravel driveways or areas prone to ground softening should have a chock that can dig in or has a size and weight to compensate for soft ground. Ice is also a factor. We carry chocks especially designed for Icy conditions. See the Ice chock IC-10 wheel chock in safety Yellow.
Chemical and Flammable Hazards
Loading docks or storage areas handling hazardous or flammable chemicals may have special requirements. Wheel chocks have different properties and being aware of what is best for your work area is key. Wheel chocks made from aluminum are anti-sparking. While urethane chocks are resistance to chemical interaction. Always use your companies’ best practices and consult your industries regulations. See above for product selection sorted by material.