Manoeuvring Forklifts for Safety

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Forklift safety has now become a priority for most of the organisations ope
rating in Rigs, Marine, construction, material handling and construction fi
elds. As a manifestation of safety regimes across the industry, forklift sa
fety is rising up the ladder. It has acquired an important position in plan
ning for prevention of injuries, thereby facilitating massive savings on co
st.

As the focus on workplace safety has increased largely, usage of forklift c
ameras is definitely a remarkable step to ensure the safety of life and car
go. With the operators being aware of their surroundings, the probability o
f accidents is minimised to a great extent, thus ensuring high accuracy in  
the operations and better productivity overall.

For instance, reduction in collisions means less delay and lesser costs inv
olved in repair and maintenance. This could mean more focus and uninterrupt
ed workflow which leads to increased productivity at the workplace.

How to prevent collisions?
Ensuring safety of operators and fellow employees working in the vicinity o
f a forklift is imperative. The key to safety lies in learning from the pas
t incidents. Assessing the most common and worst situations can help avoid  
any possible incidence in the future and establish the need for a planned a
nd upgraded foolproof system.

How To Curb Risk
1. Cross aisles and corners
These are the hotspots for collisions because of restricted visibility. To  
mitigate the risks of collision here, install an alarming light system or a
 warning system. These proximity sensors alert the operator and will make t
hem slow down or stop to avoid collision.

2. Changing directions
Steering and reversing can be dangerous for people around the forklifts. On
e ideal solution to this is installing a wireless forklift camera system wi
th anti-collision system. It cautions forklift drivers if any other vehicle
 is approaching. This is especially valuable when the operator is reversing
 and there?s very limited visibility.

3. Speed control System
Speeding up of these beasts is often resulting in loss of control and toppl
ing over of forklifts. This remains the major reason of casualties related  
to forklifts. By installing speed limiters with auto cut function might be  
a great help to slow down and stop overspending beyond a certain limit.

4. Limited visibility on the fork

Another major issue is restrictive vision on the tip of forks when heavy lo
ad has to be shelved. Most of the times, the operator works using an approx
imate distance estimate.

To enhance efficiency and improve operating procedures, installing a forkvi
ew camera right on the forks gives an additional eye to the operator. The s
ystem includes a monitor which displays the exact positioning of the load o
n the forks, thereby improving efficiency and reducing the occurrence of mi
splacement.

Ensuring Forklift Safety is all about following the safety procedures, inst
alling comprehensive and reliable safety solutions on forklifts, fork truck
s, reach trucks, cranes, loaders, etc.

SharpEagle technology specializes in providing customised solutions to orga
nisations across various industries. We, at SharpEagle, are happy to assist
 you with all your forklift queries and solutions. Get your forklift assist
ance at www.sharpeagle.tv ? we guarantee safety at your workplace.

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