The Unistor Group has introduced a new warehouse safety system designed to save lives and prevent injuries in industrial workplaces. The Verge flashing gate post light is designed to prevent accidents involving pedestrians and fork trucks by alerting forklift drivers about the presence of pedestrians in the area.
Forklifts are responsible for a large number of worker injuries with 974 workers injured in incidents in New South Wales in 2010. In Victoria, 250 people on average are seriously injured by forklifts every year, while WA has an average of 180 injuries and one death each year.
Unistor’s unique Verge flashing gate post light alerts forklift drivers when the safety gate has been opened, and warns them of the potential danger from pedestrians in the area. Featuring a time lapsed trigger, the flashing light post protects workers and equipment by improving the visibility of pedestrians in the workplace.
Verge flashing gate post lights increase protection of workers; enhance visibility of pedestrians in the warehouse; reduce damage to fork trucks and stock; feature a superior warehouse safety barrier design; and are integrated into the Verge safety barrier to create a complete safety system.
The Verge safety barrier has been designed as a pedestrian protection barrier to create safe segregation between forklift traffic and pedestrian walkways. Inadequate separation between fork trucks and staff has been known to cause severe injury and fatalities. An optional modular handrail design doubles up as a handrail for safe escape in the event of emergency evacuation.
The safety barriers find application in freight terminals, warehouse applications, production areas, factories, shopping centre car parks, loading docks and food and wine industries.
Unistor Group is showcasing the Verge flashing gate post light at Safety in Action Sydney on 2 – 4 September.