Asset Protection System
Safety Detection Cone – Whether it’s a building or a machine, vehicles or equipment, assets come in all shapes and sizes and feature in every working environment. From high value equipment to dangerous or hazardous products, there are many reasons assets need protection.
When you factor in moving vehicles and personnel, all operating within close proximity to an asset, the risk of accidental collision is dramatically increased.
The ZoneSafe Safety Detection Cone System has been specifically designed to help prevent collisions and reduce the risk of collision damage to assets and hazards whilst increasing safety and awareness across the work site.
The asset protection system works by placing safety detection cones on or around an asset or hazard. Each cone has a built in tag which creates a no go detection zone around the asset or product. The cone is detected by a ZoneSafe antenna fitted to all vehicles operating around the safety cones.
Inside each vehicle is a ZoneSafe in-cab control unit with audible visual alarm and detection antenna. The antenna creates a 360 degree continuous detection zone around the vehicle with a configurable range of 3 – 9 metres.
When the Safety Detection Cone system identifies a safety detection tag in close proximity to the vehicle, the control unit emits an audible visual alarm inside the cab warning the operator of the potential collision risk to the asset. The operator can take appropriate safety precautions by slowing down or altering course to avoid a collision.
The alarm will continue to sound until all safety detection tags are clear of the vehicle’s detection zone.
How it Works
- Safety detection cones are strategically placed around the aircraft (blue dots).
- ZoneSafe control units are fitted to ground service vehicles detecting the location of the safety detection cones.
- Depending on the desired activation range configured for each vehicle, a continuous alarm sounds when a safety cone is detected.
- The alarm will continue to sound until the vehicle is clear of the collision risk area. The Alarm can be muted in when vehicle is stationary if required.
The safety of our employees is paramount in our business and DSSP are always looking for initiatives and innovations that can help us provide as safe a working environment as possible. ZoneSafe provides a simple but significant addition to the fleet of trucks here at Featherstone combining ease of use with reliability. We are using this in areas where pedestrians and moving machinery have to work together and it has clearly improved the awareness and confidence of both truck operators and pedestrians. I consider this to be a major addition to our effective health and safety management systems.
We consider this a valuable and reliable tool which will significantly increase safety in our daily operations and aid us in our effort to transform APM Terminals Callao into a very safe place where everyone enjoys working while being safe doing so.
We've been using Zonesafe for nearly 4 years now (fitted on 10 forklifts) and the system has contributed to us having no LTI's or MTI's across two very busy sites. I highly recommend this technology.