Increase personnel safety – ZoneSafe can be used within Waste and Recycling
The waste management and recycling industry has a higher rate of workplace transport accidents than in many other industry sectors.
One of the common causes of worker injuries including fatalities is pedestrian workers being struck by moving vehicles. HSE 2015
Waste management and recycling activities such as waste transfer stations, material recovery facilities, scrap yards, and landfill sites involve the use of a wide range of large industrial vehicles or mobile plant. The risks to pedestrian workers are significant.
The major risk factors on these sites involve accidents between pedestrian workers and vehicles when they are manoeuvring, reversing, loading, unloading, or tipping.
Visibility is also an issue on waste sites because of the dust caused by materials on site.
- 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 waste management and recycling sectors.
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.