How forklift safety measure helps in preventing common warehouse accidents
June 3, 2022
Industrial warehouses stand out to be one of the critical places to work as they are susceptible to accidents and damage. Because major work involves extensively large and moving machinery (forklifts, for eg) carrying heavy loads can be quite hazardous to workers.
➢ As per the survey, below mentioned are the most common warehouse accidents:
Pallet Rack Collapses
Slips, Trips & Falls
Hazardous Material Incidents
Experts deduced that the cause of these warehouse accidents is mainly because of the lack of safety measures implementation at the warehouse.
As you’ve seen in the above video, the forklift driver missed the positioning of the rack which leads to drastic rack collapses. This mishap causes severe loss of life & resources.
So, you must be questioning how to prevent such mishaps?
The answer is here, with the implementation of safety precautions, you can surely prevent such accidents in your warehouse.
➢ There are measures that are designed primarily to prevent common warehouses accidents, which are as follows:
Fork view camera
Forklift speed control device
Forklift camera System
So, if the above safety measures are implemented effectively, then the accidents & injury can be avoided. Here’s a brief overview of how these safety measures help to avoid disasters.
• Fork View Camera:
The fork view camera provides the driver with both the front & rear view of the working environment. This enhances their visibility which usually leads to forklift crashes, Slips, Trips & Falls, and Pallet Rack Collapses. Fork view camera system comprises of the human detector which makes drive about the presence of people in the territory. This way the chances of accidents & injury get reduced.
• Forklift speed control device
This is the most required safety solution, as the Forklift speed control device is designed to control the speed of the forklift at a predefined safety level. As there is an inbuilt alarm system that alerts drivers about the increase in speed of forklift above the safety level
This helps to prevent all the mishaps caused by rash driving or in case forklift is out of control by the driver such as forklift collision & Pallet Rack Collapses.
• Forklift camera System
Forklift camera System facilitates the driver aware of the vicinity in which they are working while lifting loads. The primary safety concern here is that it helps the driver to locate blind spots around them making sure safe lifting & cargo.
So, with the forklift camera system, you can surely prevent Slips, Trips & Falls, also Hazardous Material Incidents.So, here’s how the safety measures can help you in preventing warehouse accidents.
As said “precaution is better than cure!”, so it’s better to implement safety now than to cry over the loss later.
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