Technology

Technology That Makes Your Employees Safer and More Efficient

Jan 31, 2019
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Blog: Safety

In a world in which we demand more performance and output from fewer employees, you can inadvertently open the door to an unsafe or unproductive working environment.

The below advances in technology have been proven to improve operational safety while continuing to meet or improve upon the efficiencies of your labor force.

Safety Blue Lights: These lights work by casting a bright blue light on the ground in front of, or behind a forklift while it is in operation. This light warns pedestrians and other operators of a forklift operating in their vicinity. These are more effective than back-up alarms or strobe lights as they cast a definite location mark on the ground as opposed to alarms that echo throughout the warehouse making it impossible to know exactly where the forklift is approaching from, or strobes, which reflect off the surrounding structures again making it difficult to locate the truck. These lights make your employees and operators safer by providing them with an accurate location of the forklifts around them.

Red Zone Safety Lights: This system emits a red beam about 6 to 8 feet in length along the side of the forklift giving pedestrians in the surrounding area a visual “do not cross” line that keeps them back a safe distance from the forklift, preventing foot injuries or collisions. This system, combined with the Blue Lights will put your forklifts in a virtual wall of safety, ensuring your employees stay safe and productive.

Integrated Vision Systems: These can either be mounted as backup cameras on larger forklifts, or they can be mounted behind or near the forks to allow the operators to see the position of the forks when picking up or placing loads. This is especially useful for the operators as the reach trucks we produce are approaching and surpassing 400 inches of elevation. An operator trying to see where to place a load that high in the air would be difficult to say the least. These cameras when properly used will provide the operators with an unobstructed view of where they are placing the load without having to peer upwards at a severe angle trying to locate the load. This can increase the operator’s safety and efficiency by allowing them better visibility thereby decreasing product and rack damage while allowing them the increased visibility to allow them to place the loads faster.

Utilizing one, some or all of the systems above will be sure to improve the safety of your facility, increase the performance/efficiency of your employees or both!