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.
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.