Conquering the Forklift Blind Spot
Forklift blind spot safety practices continue to miss the mark. Not only is training an important practice to implement within the facility, but also having an extra set of eyes. It could mean having another person there guiding you through some of the forklift blind spots safety risks, but it could also mean that its time to invest in technology that alerts you when a person is too close to the forklift, or that you are too close to another object which can damage but the equipment as well as the object(s). In fact, in Q1 2023 alone, SIERA.AI tracked 97 pedestrian near misses per worksite, and 20 pedestrian near misses per asset or lift truck. And yes, that does mean every day of the month, including Saturday and Sundays. What decisions would you make with information like that?