Mobile Equipment Safety System

Many workplace fatalities and serious injuries occur when workers are struck by or caught in heavy mobile equipment, such as forklifts, log loaders, dump trucks and bulldozers.  A key factor is the poor visibility that equipment operators often have, which makes it difficult to see people on the ground. This project developed a wireless system that can detect and issue warnings when a machine approaches workers or certain objects, and shut down or slow the machinery if it gets too close.  In year one, the sensor technology was refined, and a prototype of the device was built, installed in a forklift, and tested. In year two, several improvements were made to the system, and pilot testing was carried out at an industrial worksite.

Source : http://www.worksafebc.com/contact_us/research/research_results/res_60_10_640.asp

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