Warehouse workers must often rely on heavy machinery and equipment to complete their daily activities. Working with machinery and heavy equipment can be a dangerous job without the proper safety precautions in place. Congested warehouse traffic can lead to accidents that impact workers, machinery, equipment, and supplies. Fortunately, there have been many innovations in warehouse safety technology. These technologies empower warehouse teams to create a safe and productive work environment. One of the most effective forms of modern warehouse safety technology is warehouse pedestrian detection systems. These systems make use of several innovative features to prevent workplace accidents. If you'd like to learn more about these systems, here are two key features that warehouse pedestrian detection systems use to prevent warehouse accidents.
In a warehouse setting, not only are forklifts and other powered vehicles often involved in collisions with workers and equipment, but these are often the most deadly accidents. For that reason, warehouse management teams typically integrate their warehouse pedestrian detection system's proximity sensors into forklifts and other powered vehicles. In addition, warehouse pedestrian detection systems make use of tags that can be detected by these proximity sensors. These tags are worn by personnel, applied to warehouse assets, and set up near hazardous areas of the warehouse that are at risk of damage due to collision. The vehicles' proximity sensors raise both audible and visible alarms to alert the affected workers when detecting nearby tags. Warehouse teams can set the detection range of their proximity sensors based on their warehouse's particular needs, improving the effectiveness of their detection system.
A tool that prevents accidents as they happen is a great tool to have. However, there's more that can be done to keep warehouse teams safe. That is why warehouse pedestrian detection systems also include another great feature known as event logging. Event logging means that while the warehouse pedestrian detection system is active, it gathers data on the events that occur within the warehouse. This data can be used to generate actionable reports. These reports can help inform warehouse teams on how to best respond to and optimize the flow of warehouse activity to reduce accident frequency. The data also acts as a much-needed resource for accident accountability for the company as a whole.
Keeping a warehouse environment safe and efficient is a complex and critical task. Fortunately, warehouse pedestrian detection systems exist as means to improve worker and equipment safety and warehouse operations as a whole!
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