What If the Person is Authorized?
There are times when an authorized person, meaning their certification is up-to-date, and they climbed into the cabin of the forklift truck. However, the forklift won’t let the driver proceed. What would cause that to happen?
- The authorized forklift operator decided to bypass the forklift inspection. With a forklift safety system like the S2, if you try to bypass the forklift inspection, you will not go anywhere. This usually means that the forklift operator scanned the badge and decided not to complete the inspection. Instead, try to drive the forklift without completion. Again, the operator will not go anywhere. No inspection…no go.
- The authorized forklift operator got on the forklift, completed the forklift inspection, but the forklift remains still. Well, if the driver did not put his seatbelt on, the forklift again will not move forward. No seatbelt…no go.
- The authorized forklift operator climbed into the forklift cabin, but someone came by to ask a couple of questions, which lasted only a minute. Will the authorized forklift operator be able to proceed with the forklift inspection? Yes! The S2 Digital Inspection with Impact Detection allows the driver 90 seconds, or a minute and a half to login to the S2. This gives the driver ample opportunity to take care of the situation and get down the forklift inspection business.
Because #3 is a special circumstance, and clearly they happen all the time, SIERA.AI’s improved smart sensor can calculate the whereabouts of the driver and allows him 90 seconds to begin the forklift inspection. This will not display any alerts nor will it report the circumstance. Unless…the operator goes above the 90 second mark. Let’s hope not.