The Loading Dock is a covered area for transport access to service Units for delivery or collection of goods and should be zoned into clean and dirty areas. The Loading Dock may be shared between Service Units including Supply, Linen Handling and Catering Unit. Security to all external entrances will be required. An intercom or door buzzer may be required to alert staff to a delivery or collection. Consideration should be given to the need for manual handling devices such as dock levellers.