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Toyota Material Handling sets its sights on safer warehouses with SpotMe® warning system

In an aim to decrease the risk of traffic related accidents in the workplace, Toyota Material Handling introduces a new solution for warehouse safety with SpotMe, a warehouse warning system.

Designed to protect operators and pedestrians in warehouses, goods being transported as well as significantly decreasing damage to trucks and infrastructure the Toyota SpotMe system is a demonstration of continuous improvement and dedication to providing safety solutions for our customers.

SpotMe is built with infra-red director sensitive sensors which detect the presence of forklifts and pedestrians at crossroads and alerts them. Whenever a potential impact danger is spotted a warning unit starts to flash which helps to considerably reduce the danger of collision.

This unique accident prevention system is user-friendly, easy to fix on the walls, with no set-up on fleet required and low maintenance needs. The warning unit can be either connected to a standalone battery or plugged into the mains.

Toyota SpotMe was developed by Toyota Material Handling Europe to reduce the risk of accidents in warehouses where pedestrians and equipment interact. It also contributes to smoother traffic flow and as a consequence, the forklift drivers use less panic brakes, which helps reduce energy consumption and better preserve the forklifts during operations.

Tony Wallis, Sales & Marketing Director, Toyota Material Handling UK commented:
"Warehouses are fast-moving working environments that call for extra attention from forklift drivers and pedestrians alike, especially in blind spots. SpotMe uses alternating flashing lights that are much more visible than flashing beacons or other types of warning lights."

He added: "The new SpotMe system is a perfect example of Toyota Material Handling UK’s safety campaign ‘Taking Care with Toyota’ and how we as a company are committed to increasing safety and decreasing risks in the workplace. Internally, this device has already proven its efficiency, both in increasing the safety in warehouse environments and in driving down costs."

Toyota SpotMe is being launched as part of Toyota’s activities to raise risk awareness during "European Week for Health and Safety at Work" (22nd – 26th October 2012). This event is supported by the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU-OSHA) as part of the 2012-2013 campaign "Working Together for Risk Prevention".

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