Forklift Anti-Collision System for Proactive Safety
We don’t need a Forklift Anti-Collision System, does this sound familiar? And then a few days later you find out that one of your forklifts in your forklift fleet had an accident.
You go to check it out and find there’s some dents and scratches on the forklift, but the product it was carrying is lost and the racking system was damaged and needs to be replaced. Oh, and you haven’t found out yet if someone got hurt.
As a manager, frustration sets in as no one is accountable for the damages caused by the accident. Your top 2 challenges are to know who was on the forklift and understand what caused the accident so you know what you can do to help prevent ‘a next time’. Instead, you get silence from your employees, “it wasn’t me…or it was already damaged when I got here”.
The old way of handling forklift collisions is to write off the damages, inform everyone of an upcoming safety meeting and re-teach key safety procedures.
Is that really going to fix your forklift safety situation? Possibly not, since industry statistics already show that 1 in 10 forklifts will be involved in a collision in a given year.