Increase personnel safety – Using ZoneSafe’s Recycling and Waste Safety Solution
The waste management and recycling industry has a higher rate of workplace transport accidents than in many other industry sectors therefore recycling and waste management safety needs to be addressed.
One of the common causes of worker injuries including fatalities is pedestrian workers being struck by moving vehicles. HSE 2015
Waste management and recycling activities such as waste transfer stations, material recovery facilities, scrap yards, and landfill sites involve the use of a wide range of large industrial vehicles or mobile plant. The risks to pedestrian workers are significant.
The major risk factors on these sites involve accidents between pedestrian workers and vehicles when they are manoeuvring, reversing, loading, unloading, or tipping.
Visibility is also an issue on waste sites because of the dust caused by materials on site.
- Antenna fitted on the vehicle– Provides a complete 360 degree detection zone around the vehicle.
- Vehicle control box – Provides an audible visual alarm to the driver in the cab of detected personnel.
- Personnel Tag – personnel carry tags which are detected by vehicles and trigger the alarm.
Implementing ZoneSafe proximity warning systems can increase waste management safety, help to prevent accidents and reduce risks between pedestrian workers and work transport vehicles in the waste management and recycling sectors.
- Logistics Manager – DS Smith Packaging – Featherstone
The safety of our employees is paramount in our business and DSSP are always looking for initiatives and innovations that can help us provide as safe a working environment as possible. ZoneSafe provides a simple but significant addition to the fleet of trucks here at Featherstone combining ease of use with reliability.We are using this in areas where pedestrians and moving machinery have to work together and it has clearly improved the awareness and confidence of both truck operators and pedestrians. I consider this to be a major addition to our effective health and safety management systems.
- Chief Operating Officer – APM Terminals – Callao
We consider this a valuable and reliable tool which will significantly increase safety in our daily operations and aid us in our effort to transform APM Terminals Callao into a very safe place where everyone enjoys working while being safe doing so.
- National Manager For Oil & Gas - Qube Energy - Australia
We've been using Zonesafe for nearly 4 years now (fitted on 10 forklifts) and the system has contributed to us having no LTI's or MTI's across two very busy sites. I highly recommend this technology.
- Thamesdown Recycling, Swindon
“The safety of our staff and visitors on our site is our highest priority and we are always looking at ways in which we can increase their safety in this environment. The ZoneSafe system has helped us achieve this by eliminating major risk factors on our site which could involve machinery and pedestrians.”
“We have a strong commitment to worker safety with robust safety systems in place to ensure that wherever possible, pedestrians and plant are kept strictly separate. We are very impressed with ZoneSafe and confident the system is an effective way to ensure pedestrian safety in our facilities.”