Reduce Risk of Accidental Vehicle Collisions Within Mines and Quarries
Quarrying is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Since 2000, over 3000 workers have suffered an injury reportable to HSE, 24 of those being fatal.
Quarry operatives use large, powerful, excavating, transporting, crushing and processing equipment to extract and process minerals. In many accidents where moving industrial vehicles have been involved, the lack of all round visibility for the driver has played a significant part.
Fitting safety aids such as ZoneSafe can significantly improve safety on site. Drivers are made aware of pedestrian workers in close proximity to the vehicle whilst also being notified of industrial vehicles approaching.
ZoneSafe uses RFID technology to set up an invisible 360 degree detection zone around a vehicle or asset – often referred to as the danger zone or collision risk area. Using detection antennas, single or multiple zones can be set up with a detection range between 3-9 metres.
- Antenna fitted on the vehicle– Provides a complete 360 degree detection zone around the vehicle.
- Vehicle control box – Provides an audible visual alarm to the driver in the cab of detected personnel.
- Personnel Tag – personnel carry tags which are detected by vehicles and trigger the alarm.
Implementing ZoneSafe proximity warning systems can help to prevent accidents and reduce risks between pedestrian workers and work transport vehicles in the mining and quarrying sector.
ZoneSafe can be fitted onto a wide range of large industrial vehicles and fixed assets which can be found in quarries and open mines.