Forklift accidents are on the rise. It’s a fact.
The frequency of forklift accidents is on the rise in factories, warehouses and other facilities. Following are just a few reasons for the increasing occurrence:
Stress and pressure to meet deadlines
Lack of concentration
Many of these accidents occur at crossings and intersections, ends of long passages or in areas with blind spots. Some are simply due to unawareness of silent vehicles and pedestrians. But whether the collision is between forklift and pedestrian, forklift and forklift, or any other factor, the results can be as devastating as lifelong injuries or even worse, fatalities. There is a vital need for accident prevention.
The latest in a series of SOLAN solutions, Observation Post is designed to eliminate damage and injury due to collisions. The system ensures identification and warning of approaching forklifts at distances of 4 to 8 meters before meeting points. It features detection and identification units and flashing signals positioned on site or at a distance of 4 meters. Observation Post detects the movement of forklifts approaching designated meeting points and alerts pedestrians and other forklift operators when they are in dangerous proximity of one another via warning alarms or flashing lights.
Observation Post: The Obvious Advantages
Immediate identification and alert of approaching forklifts and pedestrians
Quick, simple installation (operation requires12/24V A.C. infrastructure)
Flexible configuration according to customer needs and conditions
Alert system for bus parking areas.
The system alerts for any moving bus or truck in the parking lot or when they approach an intersection.
Remote-controlled alert system.
This system operates when hazardous materials are transported in production plants. For example, when transporting hot liquid metal (1832 degrees Fahrenheit), the user can use a remote control to generate alerts to anyone within a distance of 330 feet to stay away.
Alert when there is any movement from an overhead crane
The system is installed in critical areas along the crane path. Alert lights are installed where workers cross the crane path in the plant area.
Alert system for mines.
Any intersection with poor or questionable visibility can generate alert of incoming cargo cars.
Low passage height alert.
A height alert system helps prevent accidents. It indicates low clearance for trucks, where drivers may not be aware of their vehicle height limits.
Voice alert system.
When a forklift is approaching, workers in the operating area get an advance vocal alert. The system includes many variations which can be used based on plant specific requirements.
Solan Observation Post 2021
If you think safety is expensive
an accident will surprise you
Improving on imported products, Solan has devised its own proprietary solutions featuring unique, complementary capabilities that optimize safety and performance of forklifts. Our skilled workforce of engineers, technicians and service providers is ready to meet any challenge with tailormade, integrated solutions. Solutions that have been field-proven in the most challenging environments. Team with Solan to reach new levels of forklift safety and security in your facility.
Sigal Uzan Gordon
Solan Systems U.S. Marketing Director
Ms. Sigal Uzan Gordon, Marketing Director at Solan Systems in North America, has been in the field of innovative safety technology since 2014. Sigal’s experience with the working conditions in plants across the U.S. convinced her that employee safety can and should be improved with not much effort. She continues to explain, “There is really no need for employees to work each day, unaware that their lives are at risk, especially when we now have a variety of cutting-edge products to prevent accidents and maximize safety.”
Sigal’s insight, combined with her drive to make significant improvements, make her the ideal candidate to foster change for the better. Her broad experience, including assisting U.S. dealers with marketing the new rotating electric/diesel forklifts, will lead to the best approach to implement Solans’s safety technologies. Sigal’s motto: “If you think safety is expensive, what will you say after an accident?