FORKLIFT SAFETY

Proximity Alarm Alert System (PASS)

Satcom PASS is a safety system that alerts drivers of machinery that a person is nearby. It can be used on most types of machines including forklifts.  

Business Challenge  

Many companies are faced with major safety problems that can arise from vehicles and personnel working in close proximity. Whether above ground or below, the problems are essentially the same – vehicle operators suffer from extensive operator blind spots, frequent poor visibility caused by dust or snow, unsealed haul roads, fatigue from long working hours and blind corners.

In this environment, it is almost impossible for the vehicle operator to be fully aware of other personnel and vehicles in the immediate vicinity. A lack of situational awareness by the driver can increase the likelihood of a vehicle/person and vehicle/vehicle collision – this can lead to long-term injuries and fatalities. In this hazardous envi- ronment, proper quality of control is not just a regulatory issue, it’s critical to employee health and safety.

The RFID solution

Satcom PASS gives critical imminent warning of collisions waiting to happen. RFID can help companies improve site efficiency – reducing potential unnecessary incidents involving collisions be- tween vehicles and people. With RFID, the driver operator can gain a keen sense of position on the road/warehouse – whether in rela- ti on to other vehicles or personnel within a set proximity.

With clear visibility, driver operators can dramatically reduce the chances of collision with a vehicle or personnel, providing an effec- tive way to reduce risk and improve safety in any site.

 

How does it work?

The system establishes an adjustable safety detection zone around machinery. Personnel will wear a personalised tag, and when acti- vated, will automatically alert drivers of any tagged personnel within the safety zone, providing protection against potential accidents. In addition, the system can enable and disable live equipment and restrict machine operations should a vehicle be left in the ignition.

The driver is alerted of the presence of both personnel and vehicles within the detection field enabling the driver to prevent any colli- sions. Satcom PASS will deliver reliable early warning, detect multiple moving vehicles and people and provide seamless protec- tion in both ground and underground environments.

The benefits:

Improved worker safety: The ability to quickly alert drivers of the presence of all personnel and vehicles helps better protect the safety and health of your workers

Increased cost savings: Excesses and Premium penalties cut by reducing accident rates

Increased driver awareness: Improvements in visibility will pre- vent collisions in vehicle blind spots

Reduced down time: Better driving styles reduce wear and tear, fuel consumption and carbon emissions

Improved site efficiency: Reduced accidents resulting in saved down time.

Protections against reputational damage: Reduced likelihood of an accident safeguards the reputation of your company

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