The Importance of Wheel Chocks: Ensuring Safety at Big Rock Mountain

Nathan Brimmer

At Big Rock Mountain, safety is our top priority. Whether you're a professional driver, a weekend adventurer, or a logistics manager, understanding the importance of wheel chocks can make a significant difference in ensuring the safety of both people and vehicles. In this blog, we will delve into why wheel chocks are essential, how they work, and the best practices for using them.

What Are Wheel Chocks?

Wheel chocks are wedge-shaped devices placed against a vehicle's wheels to prevent accidental movement. They are typically made from durable materials like rubber, polyurethane, or metal, and come in various sizes to accommodate different types of vehicles and equipment. While they may seem like a simple tool, their role in vehicle safety is critical.

Why Are Wheel Chocks Important?

  1. Preventing Accidents: The primary purpose of wheel chocks is to prevent vehicles from rolling or moving unintentionally. This is especially important on inclines or uneven surfaces where gravity can cause a parked vehicle to shift. By securely holding the wheels in place, wheel chocks help avoid accidents that could lead to injury or damage.

  2. Ensuring Worker Safety: In industries such as construction, mining, and transportation, workers often need to operate or work around large vehicles and heavy equipment. Wheel chocks provide an additional layer of safety, ensuring that vehicles remain stationary during loading, unloading, maintenance, or repair activities.

  3. Compliance with Regulations: Various safety regulations and standards mandate the use of wheel chocks in specific scenarios. For instance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires wheel chocks for certain parked vehicles in loading docks and other areas. Compliance with these regulations not only promotes safety but also helps avoid legal penalties and fines.

  4. Protecting Property: Uncontrolled vehicle movement can result in significant damage to property, including other vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. Using wheel chocks helps mitigate the risk of such damage, saving time and money on repairs and replacements.

How to Use Wheel Chocks Correctly

  1. Choose the Right Chocks: Select wheel chocks that are appropriate for the size and weight of the vehicle. Refer to the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure compatibility.

  2. Positioning: Place wheel chocks against the wheels on both sides of the vehicle. For added safety, use a pair of chocks for each wheel. Ensure that the chocks are in direct contact with the tires and positioned perpendicular to the ground.

  3. Surface Considerations: Ensure that the surface where the chocks are placed is stable and free from debris. On soft or loose ground, consider using a base plate or mat to enhance stability.

  4. Inspection and Maintenance: Regularly inspect wheel chocks for signs of wear and damage. Replace them if they show any cracks, deformations, or other defects. Proper maintenance ensures that the chocks remain effective and reliable.

At Big Rock Mountain, we understand that safety is a shared responsibility. By using wheel chocks, you contribute to a safer environment for everyone. Whether you're securing a parked vehicle on a steep incline or ensuring stability during maintenance work, wheel chocks are an indispensable tool in your safety arsenal. Remember, a small investment in wheel chocks can prevent major accidents and save lives.

Stay safe and secure with Big Rock Mountain's premium wheel chocks – because safety should never be compromised. Check out our extensive line of wheel chocks HERE.

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Big Rock Technologies Elevates Security Standards with Cutting-Edge Surveillance Systems

Nathan Brimmer

In an era where security is paramount, Big Rock Mountain's design team Big Rock Technologies has emerged as a beacon of innovation, providing high-end surveillance systems that redefine safety and compliance standards. Specializing in advanced intrusion detection and safety compliance solutions, Big Rock Technologies is revolutionizing the landscape of security infrastructure.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Big Rock Technologies leverages state-of-the-art technology to develop surveillance systems that not only detect threats but also ensure adherence to stringent safety regulations. Through meticulous research and development, the company has crafted a suite of solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of modern enterprises.

At the heart of Big Rock Technologies's offerings is its advanced intrusion detection system. Designed to safeguard premises against unauthorized access and potential threats, this system employs cutting-edge sensors and AI algorithms to provide real-time monitoring and proactive threat mitigation. Whether it's a breach attempt or suspicious activity, the intrusion detection system acts as a vigilant guardian, alerting security personnel and enabling swift response measures.

Moreover, Big Rock Technologies goes beyond conventional security measures by integrating safety compliance features into its surveillance systems. Recognizing the importance of regulatory adherence in high-risk environments, the company ensures that its solutions facilitate seamless compliance with industry standards and guidelines. From video analytics that track adherence to safety protocols to comprehensive audit trails for regulatory reporting, Big Rock Technologies's surveillance systems empower organizations to maintain a secure and compliant operational environment.

One of the key strengths of Big Rock Technologies lies in its holistic approach to security. By combining advanced surveillance technology with expert consulting services, the company offers comprehensive security solutions tailored to each client's unique requirements. Whether it's a small-scale facility or a sprawling industrial complex, Big Rock Technologies works closely with clients to assess their security needs, design customized solutions, and implement robust surveillance infrastructure.

In addition to its commitment to technological excellence, Big Rock Technologies prioritizes reliability and scalability in its surveillance systems. Built to withstand the rigors of demanding environments, these systems are engineered for long-term performance and seamless scalability, ensuring that they can adapt to evolving security challenges and organizational needs.

As businesses worldwide grapple with increasingly sophisticated security threats and regulatory pressures, the role of advanced surveillance systems in safeguarding assets and ensuring compliance has never been more critical. Big Rock Technologies stands at the forefront of this paradigm shift, empowering organizations to fortify their defenses and elevate their security posture with innovative solutions that redefine the boundaries of safety and compliance.

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Ladder Guards from Belt Conveyor Guarding

Nathan Brimmer

I really can't say enough great things about these Ladder Guards from Belt Conveyor Guarding. The functionality and ease-of-use of these products simply makes the work environment so much safer. 

In 1998, I was working as an engineer for a large food and beverage conglomerate that often utilized temporary staffing and flexible production lines. Quite often entire walls would be shifted, and platform heights would be adjusted to accommodate each shift. While it was an efficient use of a production plant, it also introduced increased safety challenges, especially with ladder access. Instead of incorporating a solution such as Ladder Guards, we elected to install sliding lock ladders, which were extremely expensive. They also posed safety risks, as they were often heavy, and the release systems' performance were often inconsistent.

Ladder Guards would have saved us so much time and money, and increased safety at the same time. Simply give access to those who need it when they need it with a beautifully-engineered, versatile safety tool. You just lift and clamp over the top of a stair rung, and then add optional security by sliding the lock bar through the guard over a rung while adding a padlock or comparable security device.

Keep your solutions simple. Big Rock Mountain is here to help.

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Big Rock Mountain, COVID-19, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Adam Luaces
Big Rock Mountain is proud to be a part of the COVID-19 solution, most recently as a finalist with the Big Rock Technologies (BRT) team in the 2020 NATO Innovation Challenge. Here, the BRT team introduced its revolutionary autonomous drone operating system, extending the reach of first responders in their fight against COVID-19.
As that operation continues, Big Rock Mountain is here to provide you and your organization with the latest in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)including Big Rock Disposable Face Shields.

These cost-effective, disposable face shields are ideal for all environments, including schools, hospitals, public and private health care facilities, construction and mining job sites, municipalities... wherever the possibility of exposure. Big Rock Mountain is committed to providing high-quality materials that help keep your community safe during and beyond COVID-19.
As schools make plans to bring students back later this summer, every industry must be prepared for the necessary changes that will accompany an increase in contact. If you require guidance for your industry, the Big Rock Mountain team is ready to assist.
Check out all of our entire line of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you don't see a product you need, please reach out to us at Our sourcing team typically responds within one business day, and will do its best to service your needs.
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