It should not come as a surprise to anyone that forklifts are a potentially very dangerous piece of equipment. This is demonstrated through some of the bleak looking statistics surrounding accidents involving these machines in the United States. The outcome of such accidents can be serious, with nearly 35,000 people being hospitalized each year with significant injuries resulting from forklift-related accidents. Last year forklift accidents that caused fatalities totalled 85 individuals. Caused by lack of concentration or lack of training, it is imperative that you know who has access to your fleet and who is driving your forklifts.
Each year in the US there are over 250,000 forklifts added into circulation and these machines can weigh up to 9,000 lbs and travel speeds of up to nearly 13kph. There are stringent safety measures that must be followed in order to reduce the risk of accident in your warehouse and to your employees. Our range of forklift telematics systems can help you achieve this. They monitor and keep track of important activities and events for the purpose of maintaining high levels of safety, productivity and profitability as well as record, compile and present data that is critical to carrying out pre-operation checks, performance and utilization level analysis, and damage reports.
Reduce the Risks
With 70% of accidents being preventable it makes sense to utilise the tools available on the market to ensure you are reducing the risk of accidents within your forklift fleet. By following the standard safety measures and enforcing drivers to carry out pre-operational checks you can be sure that your forklifts are in great working condition and are safe to use in the warehouse. With features such as driver access control, which only allows licensed, qualified, and trained drivers to operate the vehicles, as well as accident sensing and reports to alert supervisors of incidents, our forklift telematics systems can provide your operational managers with peace of mind that they have control over the warehouse floor.
For more information about our available telematics options please visit the Forklift iQ360 page here, and the Fleet iQ360 page here. If you have any questions regarding any of our products or additional services please contact our team. Make sure to follow us over on LinkedIn to learn more about our forklift accident prevention solutions.