Forklift Pedestrian Detection
Those facilities who have experienced a forklift fatality or a severe injury can understand the hard costs and soft costs of a forklift accident either with a pedestrian, another piece of equipment, or the facility itself. The costs are initial and can linger for months or even years. However, if the facility has been fortunate to not have a severe enough of an accident, management rolls the dice. However, if management wants to increase productivity and lower costs, this one could be a bit trickier.
Most forklift pedestrian detection systems require a guide on the floor or some type of technology such as RFID. These technologies slow down productivity and frustrate the forklift operators as they are bound to fulfilling a quota.
By using the S3 Pedestrian Detection System or S3 PDS, productivity and safety meet as one. Productivity doesn’t stop just because a forklift safety system is installed. The use of AI technology keeps productivity high, and helps to edge it up a bit as well. Safety is critical because an accident can cost in hard dollars as well as soft. Again, we’ve written extensively about these issues, take a look: