Whether you have a mining business, a construction company, or other industrial business, you’re probably familiar with workplace wheel chocks and the importance of having them on site. Wheel chocks are designed to prevent stationary vehicles from shifting or moving when they are not in use. They also help prevent accidents on site and help with employee safety.
Wheel chocks must be secured properly to keep trucks and other vehicles from moving, especially on a grade. For vehicles that sit on level ground, the chocks should be placed on both sides of tires. For downhill grades, chocks should be placed on the front sides of the tires and for uphill grades; chocks should be placed outside of the rear wheels.
Types of Wheel Chocks
Checkers provides a variety of wheel chocks for different industries, which include:
Heavy Duty wheel chocks are designed for heavy equipment, haul trucks, cranes, loaders, underground mining vehicles, fire engines as well as large military tactical vehicles. These chocks are durable and lightweight due to their innovative urethane construction.
General Purpose wheel chocks are ideal for over the road trucks, trailers, utility vehicles and pick-ups. They come in a variety of sizes, but they are all industrial grade.
Our aviation wheel chocks won’t splinter or crack, eliminate maintenance cost, and are made of durable urethane, which is lightweight and easy to use. We provide chocks for most sizes and styles of aircraft.
Rubber aviation wheel chocks are durable and made of 100% recycled rubber. Additionally, the design allows for the either side of the chock to be placed against the tire and will fit the needs of a variety of aircraft.
Because we own all of our injection molding equipment and have perfected our practices over the years, we can also make custom made workplace wheel chocks made with your company logo and colors.
Keeping the right Checkers wheel chocks on your job sites will help you maintain a safe workplace and give peace of mind to your employees. To view more industrial safety products and find a distributor in your area, visit our wheel chock products section.