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In this space we usually like to talk about industrial safety and the prevention of accidents at work. Today, we want to focus on two key concepts in the field of prevention and employee safety in workspaces – Safety I and Safety II.

According to leading analysts on occupational safety, Safety I represent the conventional safety perspective. This concept takes occupational accidents as the focus point from which to think and develop work, seeking to “prevent bad things from happening.”

On the other hand, Safety II implies a new way of approaching the subject. A paradigm shift which argues that it’s a lot more positive to stop focusing only on how to prevent things from going wrong and places much more emphasis on how things are going well. In other words, we are asked to look at how the system works without accidents, thus expanding the area of ​​incident prevention and promoting safety management on simple risk assessment.

We must understand that the concept of Safety II shifts the negative view of “what goes wrong”, to achieving a positive look, emphasising “whatever it is that is going well”. This approach implies that occupational safety management should not be reactive, but it should be proactive instead.

That’s exactly the kind of philosophy we align with at Claitec. We understand that there’s a lot we can do in the area of prevention, and that our solutions can be great allies for any type of business looking to improve occupational safety and to reduce accidents.

The systems that we offer act as support and backup for the daily used tools and complement work dynamics, creating safe fields that protect the operators, for example in their coexistence with forklifts, and create much safer work spaces.

Are you keen to find out more about any of our solutions?

Do you need advice on any of our products?

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Choosing the right safety system is the first step towards creating safer workspaces and reducing the number of accidents in our industries. However, this is a decision as transcendent as it is complex.

Today, we’d like to share several suggestions that will help you prevent and minimise human errors as well as to select the appropriate system for your needs.

The first step involves making an integral and professional analysis of our workspace to be able to detect potentially hazardous zones, opportunities for improvement and general indicators that speak to us about the safety in the site.

Following which, we must proceed to detect what type of threats we face and determine what elements are associated with them. In the analysis – and from the experience gained from working with our clients – several possible answers will present to us and we’ll identify the hot spots where major problems and accidents tend to occur. Based on that analysis, we can select the appropriate solution for each case.

The following systems and tools have helped our clients with some of most common safety problems:

1) People and industrial vehicles working in the same space:

  • Pedestrian Alert System. This is a very helpful safety tool which warns forklift drivers when a person is detected at adjustable distances of 1 to 6.5 metres. This unique system can identify people and objects, and it even detects operators who are behind a wall or a shelf. The PAS is very useful in helping reduce the collisions and accidents between forklift drivers and operators.

  • Traffic Control System. This is a safety system designed to separate pedestrians from vehicles. It is a comprehensive traffic control system, which doesn’t depend on batteries and mobile devices. It works completely passively – that is, it does not require human guidance. It is a durable and very easy to install safety system.

  • Pedestrian Cross Safety. A safety solution designed specifically to minimise the risk of pedestrian being run over by a forklift in a crossing. Pedestrians wear tags that emit light signals when detected by an activator. A traffic light immediately warns the driver of the presence of the pedestrian. A very useful tool that makes forklift drivers’ job easier and safer!


2) Systems designed to control a forklift’s operation:

  • Narrow Aisle Safety. If there’s a recurrence of accidents in narrow corridors, the NAS Solution will minimise the collision risks between forklifts in narrow space areas. This system warns forklift drivers, by means of a traffic light, when there is another forklift in an area with little room for manoeuvre. It is the perfect companion for forklift drivers.

  • CAS-G2 System. The CAS-G2 forklift anti-collision system is also an extremely helpful tool in spaces where there’s a lot of forklift traffic. It consists of a cutting-edge device used to reduce accidents caused by collisions of cargo vehicles. As a support system for drivers it provides more information about the space they circulate on, and it allows the person in charge of the vehicle to know where other forklifts are located. It is a highly advanced system that integrates seamlessly into cargo vehicles.

  • Low Speed Area Solution. If the problems are caused by the speed of the forklifts, the LSA Solution will improve safety in the warehouse by limiting the circulation speed. It is an electronic system specially designed to complement the safety tools of cargo vehicles and to reduce its speed in areas where there are operators on foot or other pedestrians. It is an extremely helpful tool in the prevention of accidents .


Do you have any queries about the industrial safety systems described in this article?

Would you like to have one of our consultants explain any of them in more detail?

Please, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll be delighted to help you!

The LOGISTIC summit & expo 2020 fair, the Latin America’s main trade fair in Intralogistics and Supply Chain, will be celebrated from 18 to 19 March.

DRILL Company, Claitec’s importer in Mexico, will exhibit at stand 1812, exhibited its PAS (People detector) product ranges and latest developments.

We will be delighted to see you at LOGISTIC summit & expo 2020.

Claitec’s goal – as you’re probably aware of – is to develop a wide range of solutions for the many challenges presented daily in our workspaces. Among the different work areas we cover, the coexistence of forklifts and persons in these highly intense spaces is one of the most complex to deal with. And that’s why, in this post we’d like to discuss three solutions that can generate a very positive impact on the flow of traffic in our industries by improving work safety and reducing the number of accidents.


  1. The PCS System for safety at crosswalks.
    This solution warns drivers – through the use of traffic lights – about the presence of pedestrians at the crossing. All pedestrians need to do is wear tags that emit light signals when detected. When this occurs, the traffic light will indicate the presence of pedestrians. In addition to its great safety contributions, the PCS System is very easy to install and highly durable and robust. Without a doubt, a great option for any industry.

  2. The NAS System, for safety in narrow aisles.
    This solution cautions drivers – through the use of traffic lights – of the proximity of another forklift, thus minimising the risks of collision between cargo vehicles. The forklifts incorporate coded reflective strips which, when detected by the sensors, activate the traffic lights. This is undoubtedly a great tool, as it not only improves safety and reduces accidents, but it also helps increase productivity and reduce delays in loading and unloading spaces.

  3. LSA System for low speed areas.
    This solution is designed to regulate the speed at which forklifts circulate in certain areas – particularly in highly dangerous areas. When the forklift enters the area marked as a low speed zone it automatically adapts to the established limits. This solution is a perfect complement to any other forklift safety systems, and it makes a great contribution in improving safety in those spaces where loading machinery and operators coexist. A great addition to any company considering improving their safety and order in their forklift transit areas.


Do you have any questions about any of these systems? About any of our products? Do you need advice? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!   

In the last few days, several news items reported the boom currently being experienced by the logistics sector, with investments exceeding 2,400 million euros.

In this post, we would like to expand on the nature of this golden moment and emphasise the need for it to be accompanied by a proper development of safety systems for workspaces to prevent accidents.

According to an article written by the Spanish newspaper ABC, the investment in logistics’ real estate in the last year skyrocketed to 2,400 million euros –  a growth of 20% between March 2018 and March 2019 – exceeding the seven million square meters contracted throughout Spain (data from a report by Solvia).

What’s currently happening is that both large areas on the outskirts of major cities, as well as small spaces in urban centres have now become of special interest to investors. Electronic commerce is given special protagonism in this report highlighting the key role it’s playing in the growth of logistics warehousing in Spain.

Given this accelerated growth and the appearance of new logistics and industrial spaces, it is essential to remember the importance of having the appropriate occupational safety and accident prevention systems in place.

If the need to ensure safe workspaces is taken into account from the initial design and assembly stages, our workplaces will be much safer and more efficient. This will allow us to implement all the recommendations that give priority to the provision of safety and occupational health measures.

Our website is a great source of information about all Claitec’s products designed with this aim in mind.
The following systems are a great starting point:

The Pedestrian Crossing Safety system (PCS) minimises the risk of accidents caused by the interaction between forklifts and pedestrians. This solution warns the drivers – by means of traffic lights – that pedestrians are crossing a certain junction or area. Pedestrians carry tags that emit light signals when an activator detects them. Next, the traffic light indicates the presence of pedestrians.

We can also recommend implementing the Narrow Aisle Solution (NAS). When incorporated in the initial stages of a logistic warehouse, this system can provide safety in narrow corridors, and minimise risks and collisions between forklifts in areas where manoeuvring space is limited.

When installing this system, the forklifts incorporate reflective coded bands that activate the traffic lights placed in the corridors when detected by the sensors. From that moment, and while the forklift remains in the corridor, the traffic light will indicate its presence in the area to the rest of the vehicles or pedestrians approaching.

Finally, and among many other possible support systems to logistics areas, we’d like to mention the Blind Spot (BS) Solution. Designed for areas without visibility (with blind spots), the BS Solution minimises the risk of pedestrians being overrun by forklifts and collisions between forklifts in areas of limited visibility.

The traffic light in this system indicate who has the right of way – whether drivers or pedestrians. Both pedestrians and forklifts wear tags that emit light signals when an activator detects them. Subsequently, the traffic light indicates the preference of passage.

Can we help you resolve any doubts?

Please let us know if you have a specific query or whether you’d like more information about any of our solutions.

We’d be very glad to assist you!

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