Installing forklift safety signs on your worksite can be crucial to avoiding accidents and reducing the risk of collisions between moving vehicles and pedestrian workers. A strategically placed forklift pedestrian safety sign could be the difference between going home, going to hospital or worse!
There are, of course, many different types and sizes of forklift safety signs, and most are just that: a sign that provides essential information to read. But what happens if your workforce doesn’t read the sign? How can you ensure your staff take note of the information? What if that information is critical to the safety of your workforce? Maybe you need to talk to ZoneSafe about their new activated signage range.
What is vehicle-activated signage and how does it work?
ZoneSafe’s vehicle-activated signage range are interactive flashing signs that automatically detect approaching vehicles and warn everyone of the imminent danger of an oncoming vehicle via flashing lights. A strategically placed vehicle-activated forklift safety sign fitted next to a blind corner, doorway, at the end of aisles, exits or anywhere from where vehicles approach, will significantly reduce the risk of person-to-vehicle collisions and make your worksite a much safer place to work.
Using proximity warning technology, each sign is fitted with a proximity sensor, whilst a second proximity sensor is fitted to the forklift truck (or any other vehicle). Each sensor has a detection range of up to 50 metres giving plenty of time to warn of approaching danger. When the sign’s proximity sensor detects the forklift’s sensor, the forklift safety sign flashes via LEDs fitted at the top and bottom of the sign, warning everyone in the area of the approaching vehicle. Once the vehicle has left the detection area, the lights stop flashing.
David Thomas, ZoneSafe General Manager, describes the new activated sign range,
“The range sits somewhere between a forklift pedestrian safety sign and a complete proximity warning solution. It’ll benefit any worksite needing a solution that’s more advanced than safety signage but still offers the same simplicity. The important thing here is the flashing sign element that provides enhanced awareness. Non-flashing signs often blend into the background and warnings can be missed. You can’t miss a flashing sign. There’s a reason why the sign flashes. Everyone is immediately made aware of a vehicle approaching. When the flashing stops, the vehicle has moved away and everything carries on safely.
It’s also worth noting that the activated signage range can be extremely cost-effective when compared to a ‘tag-based’ proximity warning solution, eliminating the cost of (potentially) hundreds of tags on large-scale worksites. You can also add layers of safety, or different elements to this solution, such as projected floor images, self-locking safety barriers and gates, and even forklift slow-down (depending on your vehicle). We can make all of this happen upon detection of an approaching vehicle.”
The full range of activated signage and zone control also includes further options for forklift pedestrian safety lights and a range of traffic lights which can also provide traffic control. Click here for more information about ZoneSafe’s Active Signage and Zone Control.
Be confident in the safety of your worksite. ZoneSafe products significantly reduce the risk of accidents and help create a positive safety culture, leading to improved staff morale and productivity. Talk to us today to find out how we can make your worksite a safer place to be.