Automatic forklift safety control launched by SiteZone Safety and Transmon Engineering

Automatic forklift safety control launched by SiteZone Safety and Transmon Engineering

Transmon Engineering adapt SiteZone to create the ‘Slow and stop’ system to keep personnel safe from forklift collision.

SiteZone Safety’s partner in the warehouse and logistics sector, Transmon Engineering, has created a new option for the SiteZone RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) proximity warning system specifically for forklifts. ‘Slow and Stop’ further enhances the SiteZone safety capability by automatically slowing a forklift truck’s speed on detection of a worker’s tag, whether they are visible by the driver or not.

‘Slow and stop’ is an adaptation of the original SiteZone proximity warning system which was originally designed to protect workers from collisions with work vehicles. This works by having RFID detectors fitted onto vehicles, whilst workers have RFID emitters fitted onto their hard hats or sleeves. The wearable tag vibrates making workers on foot aware that they are in the path of a moving vehicle, like a forklift or plant; whilst vehicle operators are alerted with an alarm and flashing lights inside their cabs.