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Proximity Warning Systems for The Timber Industry

Reduce the risk of forestry accidents with ZoneSafe Proximity Warming Systems.

Working in the timber industry involves a number of dangerous operations. Wood timber operations such as saw milling, transportation, steep ground working, winching, debogging of forest machines, and more all pose significant risks. This makes it important to invest in appropriate safety measures.

According to the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), sawmill workers suffer the highest injury rate of 83% whilst moving logs from log yards or stacks.

ZoneSafe Proximity Warning Systems can improve the safety in areas where machinery and workers come into contact. We automate the process using RFID technology, implementing a last line of defence against serious accidents. Trees falling is one of the most common causes of fatalities in forests.

Minimise Vehicle Collisions

ZoneSafe reduces the risk of accidental collisions between people and equipment.

RFID identifies workers and objects in high-risk areas.

Improves forestry health and safety.

Tag-based system alerting personnel and drivers to hazards around them.


Around 135 people died as a result of working in the timber industry in 2022/23.


Over 60% of forestry accidents involve timber fallers.


Over 20,000 people are employed in the timber industry in the UK.

Suitable for All Types of Vehicles

ZoneSafe Proximity Warning Systems are compatible with a range of vehicles used in forestry operations, such as:

  • Side Loader
  • Forklift
  • Shovel Loader
  • Excavator
  • Chipper
  • Skidder
  • Forwarder
  • Mulching Tractor
  • Harvester
  • Delimber
  • Feller
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Benefits of Using Proximity Warning Systems for The Timber Industry

Lower insurance costs due to fewer accidents.

Increases safety during manual logging and clearing operations.

Enhances chainsaw operations by detecting nearby workers.

Prevents collisions between logging trucks and harvesters.

Protect Your Timber Operations

Safeguarding forestry operations is needed for workers’ and machinery safety.

Tailored to fit a wide range of machinery, from fellers to side loaders, mulching tractors and delimbers, ensuring all-round protection.

Our proactive approach significantly reduces accidents, creating a safer environment for everyone working in the timber industry.



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Charles Ransford & Sons enhanced safety at their Bishop’s Castle facility by installing ZoneSafe’s Vehicle to Person Alert system on their loaders. Each loader was equipped with sensors and in-cab units, while pedestrian workers wore vibrational ZoneSafe tags for early detection.

Jason Perry, SHEQ Manager, discussed the implications of installing the ZoneSafe proximity warning detection system and the benefits gained. “After Installing ZoneSafe, it greatly reduced the risk on-site. ZoneSafe has proven to be reassuring to the employees. It’s a sound investment and something others should look into, especially if involved in transport and logistics.”

View the Charles Ransford & Son Case Study

“This system is working for us in keeping personnel and forklifts safely apart… ZoneSafe has added a significant extra layer of safety that alerts both the forklift driver and pedestrian.”

Robert Wilcox, Massey Wilcox

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