SiteZone, the site safety Proximity Warning System from OnGrade, is bringing wearable tech to construction and waste management sites – and the system just got a whole lot smarter.
Gary Escott of SiteZone supplier OnGrade said: “From listening to key customers including Carillion and FCC Environment, we have developed highly practical new features for SiteZone which expand its range of applications and ultimately make sites safer.”
Wearable tech meets health and safety
SiteZone works by creating a “safety bubble” around vehicles and heavy machinery which provides a two-way warning, alerting pedestrians and drivers to each others’ presence. Pedestrians wear RFID mini-transponders which give drivers 360-degree visibility and control over the safety zone of the vehicle.
The system can detect tags through smoke and dust, in the dark and around corners, making it one of the most effective safety systems on the market. SiteZone’s new features have been developed in partnership with key customers to meet the needs of busy, and potentially dangerous, sites.
The new features are:
SiteZone Instant – a single box proximity warning system for easy, instant fit, ideal for transient vehicles or those on very short term hire.
Zone Selector – switch instantly between two preset ranges, ideal for variable tasks or environments.
BucketZone – creates a separate detection zone around the working equipment of the machine, useful for excavators and loading shovels
Don’t Burst The Bubble
OnGrade’s campaign DON’T BURST THE BUBBLE provides an easily memorable visual reminder to workers not to breach the safety zone of any vehicle or heavy plant.
Importantly, if a pedestrian does breach a safety zone, SiteZone’s proximity warning system automatically logs the incident. OnGrade have also now launched its OverSite product which transfers all logged data to a secure website so that managers can identify repeat offenders and target safety training.
“The SiteZone proximity warning system can be hired from our partner ESS Safeforce, making it the most flexible and cost-effective way to improve site safety for permanent and temporary workforces,” concludes Escott.