According to the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the waste and recycling industry is one of the sectors with the highest number of reported incidents involving workers being struck by moving vehicles. These incidents can result in serious injury making it essential for waste and recycling facilities to implement safety measures to reduce the risk of such accidents. In addition to pedestrian detection systems, other measures such as clear signage, designated pedestrian walkways, and regular training for both pedestrians and vehicle operators can help improve safety in waste and recycling facilities. The HSE recommends a proactive approach to health and safety in the workplace, with a focus on identifying and mitigating potential hazards before they result in accidents.
ZoneSafe pedestrian detection systems provide an added layer of safety in areas where heavy machinery and pedestrians must share the same space. Unlike traditional safety measures that rely on human behaviour, such as eye contact or the sounding of horns, ZoneSafe systems automate the process and provide a final level of defence against accidents. By removing the reliance on human behaviour, ZoneSafe pedestrian detection systems can help prevent incidents and ensure a safer working environment in waste and recycling facilities.