The power of communication between people, equipment and environment used to provide a safer, more efficient workplace.
Material handling presents many risks to both property and personnel. Industrial trucks being used in close proximity to other workers can lead to injury, and the flow on impacts of this to both the staff and business can be huge. Physical and mental health impacts of a workplace injury can have long term consequences for your people and between the loss of time, reputation and compensation, the cost to your business can be damaging.
According to the Australian Worker’s Compensation Stats Report 2018-19 (released in January 2021), some of the highest rates of serious compensation claims come from the warehousing industry and machinery operation occupations. Linde Material Handling has one clear goal to change these stats, avoid 100 percent of accidents in intralogistics by increasing safety through technical innovations.
We know that the safety of your staff is paramount to your overall operation, but what if you could provide the highest level of safety for your teams while also creating efficiencies in your business?
Enter the Linde Safety Guard system
Linde Material Handling CEO, Andreas Krinninger emphasises the benefits that workplace safety drives.
Workplace safety is a non-negotiable! By making clever investments in assistance systems, material flow planning and employee training, companies have the opportunity to minimise risks, save costs and thus secure their success.
The three types of safety warnings
The Linde Safety Guard system uses a series of transmitters positioned on trucks, walls, racks and carried by personnel. These transmitters allow the system to precisely determine the position of objects, equipment and people to a 10cm accuracy and will emit an acoustic, visual and haptic warning signal where a potential collision is detected.
The receiver in the trucks will indicate how many other trucks and pedestrian personnel are approaching and from which direction, and the pedestrian’s transmitter will in turn alert them to the potential danger.
The system works through walls and racking to help prevent hazardous situations even around corners or through doors.
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Speed restriction zones
High traffic and blindspot areas in warehouses will often lead to increased collisions. Speed restriction zones can be pre-defined and programmed to automatically reduce the trucks speed when they enter these areas. This minimises accidents between trucks and people in higher risk areas such as production, order picking and busy intersections.
Speed restriction zones can also be applied to long stretches where truck operators might be tempted to speed.
Using door control, trucks can automatically open roller doors by approaching them at a reduced speed. Where there are several roller doors nearby, spatial proximity of the truck ensures the correct door is activated and opened.
When a door is activated at the same time a pedestrian is nearby, a warning is triggered to alert them both know.
Material handling requirements vary business to business and we understand that taking a one size fits all approach won’t cut it. That’s why as part of the Linde solutions for both enterprise and small business we take the time to get to know your needs before recommending a tailored package.
A free consultation will allow us to find the right solutions to help you create new efficiencies in your business, saving you time, and ultimately, money. As part of this consultation we will also review if the Safety Guard system is the right fit for you.
If you want to find out more about how you can improve safety and create efficiencies in your business, contact us for a free consultation.