Solutions: What can be done to prevent forklift accidents?
Besides regular training and certification, there are certain passive solutions that can be used to restrict injuries and infrastructure damage:
1. Installing blue/red spotlights that warn pedestrians of approaching forklifts.
2. Installing guard rails and bump guards to safeguard physical assets.
3. Installing stop signs, automatic flashing/warning lights that warn of approaching forklifts.
4. Logging bumps and hits with telematics equipment for post-incident analysis.
These solutions certainly do help on occasion and overall we recommend having some if not all of these in your facilities. The problem with passive solutions is that they have been in wide-spread industry use for at least 2 decades and still have not resulted in a significant reduction in either the severity or the number of accidents.
Passive forklift collision prevention and safety solutions do not always stop forklifts from hitting things!
That’s why SIERA.AI introduced a revolutionary product called the SIERA Safety System (S3):
(i) It stops a forklift before the forklift has an accident by overriding the human operator
(ii) It installs in 45-60 minutes to any model of forklift without drilling holes or cutting wires
(iii) It responds within 50 milliseconds to changes in the environment around the forklift
(iv) It tracks driver and vehicle data and presents a dashboard to management about safety and productivity scores
Our customers are actively using S3 for preventing forklift accidents. They have benefited from reduced product and facility damage, prevented serious injuries and to their workforce and not a single vehicle in the field has an accident once S3 was activated. See our video below to truly believe how amazing this solution is!
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