One of the common pieces of equipment on any worksite, the forklift, is a powerful industrial truck used to lift and transport heavy loads. Even though these are of great assistance, they can also be a source of great danger and mishaps. To ensure the safety of your worker, therefore, it is crucial to provide training as well as implement safety solutions at your workplace.
Effective training and implementation of safety solutions are therefore of great importance to ensure worker’s safety.
According to OSHA statistics, there are roughly 85 forklift fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries each year. With 42 % of the forklift fatalities from the operator’s being crushed by a tipping vehicle. And if accidents happen, the company is liable to compensate & pay the affected personnel.
1. 14,900 serious claims every year.
2. 195 muscular stress while carrying or lifting objects.
3. 17% muscular stress while handling objects/products
4. 40% of these issues are from food products and fabricated metal product manufacturing industries.
From the stats, it’s quite evident that thousands of people are injured or even killed on the job. Most of these injuries can be prevented by implementing long term safety measures at your worksite and providing safety solutions.
There are 3 different forklift safety solutions you can implement at your job site. Let’s see what are these and how it helps your employees avoid mishaps.
1. Forklift Anti Collision Solution
A collision avoidance system improves your visibility so you can be confident, comfortable, and in control while on the road. It’s not just for the driver, but also for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers on the road. Using this system you can prevent accidents from occurring. Here are the top features:
• Front & Rear View
• High Precision Sensors with alarm
• Remote Monitoring system
2. Fork View Camera Solution
SharpEagle’s Fork-View Camera system is an ideal solution for warehousing and storage operations where inventory is stored high on racks. With our camera system, visibility increases, thereby reducing the risk of misjudging the positioning of the forks. Some of the features of SharpEagle’s Fork View Camera Solution:
• Wireless operation
• Viewing angle of 45 degree
• Line of sight 50 meters
• IP 69k approved (waterproof & Vandal-proof)
3. Forklift Speed Limiter Solution
Even though forklifts can reach a speed of 10mph, they are meant to be driven within the designated speed limits. Statistics show that over-speeding is one of the major contributing factors to fatalities or serious injuries. Following features in SharpEagle’s Forklift Speed Limiter solution takes care of these issues:
• 2 speed with easy activation
• Over speeding alarm
• Prevent the loss of engine power
• Available in 12 V & 24 V
Safety First is Safety Always! It’s always better to be safe than be sorry later. You can never go wrong if you keep the safety of your employees your top priorities. If you would like to know more about our forklift safety solutions please contact us at SharpEagle Technology