This white paper outlines three ways to implement safety policies to ensure a safer work environment for everyone.
Body Guard Safety Solutions provide integrated risk reduction solutions that protect your people from the dangers of being hit by moving vehicles in the workplace.
Our solutions are suitable for use in a wide variety of applications and vehicle types (including forklifts, front-end loaders and other construction equipment).
Proximity warning systems for mining environments
BodyGuard Safety Solution’s i-Tag pedestrian safety warning system helps prevent dangerous physical interactions between pedestrians and on-site vehicles. This solution manages physical risks to employees and workplace hazards, as well as promotes a stronger safety culture.
The system alerts drivers when a person is detected too close to the vehicle, enabling them to stop the vehicle and avoid an incident, as well as offer a second chance to pedestrians that would otherwise not be seen.
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Features of the proximity warning system
The easy-to-use BodyGuard i-Tag system comprises of three components that interact with each other:
- A personal tag: worn by pedestrians or attached to fixed plant
- A sensor unit: fastened to the vehicle
- A cab alert unit, which speaks to the driver
Simple to install, the BodyGuard i-Tag system has an effective driver alert that comprises highly visual and audibly clear alert system in a human voice that quickly gets the driver’s attention.
In addition, the Proximity Warning System’s personal tag can be placed anywhere, it can be attached to ceilings, walls or any high-value assets that would require protection from collision damages.
Solutions for optimal operational health and safety
The BodyGuard i-Tag reduces the risk of on-site collisions that can affect your business and staff.
The system enables you to avoid workplace accident investigations, personnel downtime, increased insurance premiums and repairs to vehicles and equipment. It also allows you to identify workplace hazards, promote a stronger safety culture and protect personnel from harm.
With the focus placed on service and product delivery by business owners, safety in the workplace often becomes a secondary consideration. In our heads, we know on-site safety protocols and a solid safety culture are crucial to a business’ strength.
The effective management of onsite risk is highly dependent on visibility. If you can’t see or pre-empt a hazard, you can’t manage danger properly. Having visibility puts the power back into your hands.
Forklift accidents are a major contributor to workplace injuries and unfortunately, they occur all the time. According to SafeWork NSW, 1360 workers were injured in forklift accidents between July 2012 and July 2014.
The effects of workplace accidents are incredibly destructive to both the business in operation and the personal lives of workers. Avoiding them is a top priority for anyone who works in a high-risk environment.
The operation of trucks, excavators, forklifts and other heavy vehicles in both industrial worksites and public areas is dangerous. With the best practice methods in this white paper, you can empower your staff for greater on-site safety and avoid mobile plant related accidents.