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It is often mistakenly believed that industrial work is inevitably associated with high accident risks at work. Without ignoring the nature of the work in industrial or manufacturing areas and without knowing the power or qualities of the machinery and the substances that are handled in those spaces, we can safely affirm that risk control is increasingly becoming more sophisticated. Every day we are better prepared to make our work space a safe area, where prevention prevails over the unforeseen.


In this context, today we want to discuss the concept of “Near Miss”.


This idea arises precisely from the observation of the work routine in industrial spaces. Very often, workers “almost” have an accident or “almost” suffer from some type of injury or fatality without the company even being aware of these potentially dangerous incidents. These situations are not recorded, nor are there any actions taken in response or to prevent them from happening again – Just a “very lucky, mate!” or a thanks to the universe for not having to endure a very serious misfortune.

However, it’s our responsibility to act as soon as we see any of these signs.

We must react when “potential accidents” situations start to occur because these “near misses” are, precisely, risk indicators. These “near misses” are warning lights forewarning us about the location of a potential accident.

That’s exactly what “Near Miss” is all about – registering “potentials” and acting swiftly.


Some of our clients are already applying a methodology of work based on the Near Miss scenario, and report very good results, as do other industries that have shown important international advances in this area. Even the US National Occupational Safety Council is working hard on this concept, stating that for every 300 “almost” work-related accidents, 1 ends up in a serious injury.

The same institution defines a “near-miss” as “an unplanned event that did not result in injury or damage but had the potential to cause them.” Therefore, we must encourage all employees to report on the risky situations that may have arisen in the industry, and train our area managers to pay special attention to those aspects. In addition, we must be professionals in recording, monitoring and acting against such events – the benefits we can expect from applying this system to our safety measures will be broad and of pivotal importance for all teams.

Applying the Near Miss system is certainly a way to listen to the risk signals that occur.


We encourage you to do so and we believe – as some of our customers are already confirming – that this method complements perfectly well with the systems already we develop and offer at Claitec: https://claitec.com/en/products/

Narrow aisles are a challenging component of our workspaces. Operations must be agile and efficient in these spaces, and yet, we must never neglect human safety and care. After listening to some of our clients’ most frequent concerns, the team at Claitec has developed a range of solutions – by taking into account the dynamics operator-machinery – that considerably improve safety in these areas and prevent accidents at work.

What issues do our solutions resolve?

1) Detection of machines. Our tools detect whether a machine enters or leaves a narrow aisle. After the detection takes place, we alert drivers of the presence of other machines by means of a traffic light, a pilot light or a projection on the ground, warning them that the aisle is occupied and there’s a risk of collision.

2) Detection of pedestrians. We have also developed products that are not only capable of detecting people in aisles, but also the exact number of people. If more than two operators have entered an aisle, a traffic light, indicator light or projection on the ground will warn of a potential risk until they all leave, preventing machines from entering and potentially colliding with others.

3) Detection of machines and pedestrians. In those common areas where machines and people tend to interact, our solutions are capable of identifying if a person or vehicle has entered a narrow aisle, warning others by means of ground warning projections. Once the aisle is free, the projector stops displaying the alert signals.

Which Claitec solutions are designed to provide safety in aisles?

  • VSG Solution: A virtual safety gate is activated when passage is prohibited in a certain sector or intersection by projecting a red alert line on the ground. The VSG solution can be easily placed at each entrance to alert forklift drivers when other vehicles or operators are moving along the same aisle.
  •  VAS Solution: Our Safety Alert Visualisation warns pedestrians and/or forklifts in risky situations by projecting alert signals on the ground. It is very easy to install, and it is extremely effective in preventing accidents.
  • Traffic lights: A simple and effective tool designed to keep traffic in our workspaces in order. It can be adapted to multiple other safety solutions, and it can be of great help in different areas of any industry – from warehouses or loading docks, to aisles, entrances and exits.

Would you like to find out more about Claitec’s safety systems?
Do you have a specific question or need more information about any of our solutions?
Please, do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!

India Warehousing and Logistics Show (IWLS) is the region’s largest and the most successful exhibition where the warehousing and logistics community of western and southern India come together to meet, network and establish business partnerships.

Claitec was delighted to be part of this event thanks to Troax India, one of over 50 exhibitors who have attended the show for the first time.

The event, scheduled to take place on 1-2-3 December 2022, offered a gamut of products and live demonstrations, and Troax India had the opportunity to actively participate, demonstrating once again the functionality of Claitec’s safety solutions in front of all the people from around the country who visited its booth and wanted to be informed.

PAS, CAS-G2, LSA and VAS were some of the products they were able to show at their Booth:

  • PAS Pedestrian Alert System is a solution designed to warn forklift drivers when detecting a person at adjustable distances of 1 to 11 meters.
  • CAS-G2 Collision Avoidance System warns forklift drivers as it detects other loading vehicles in proximity and risk zones
  • LSA Low Speed Area places a limit on the speed at which a forklift circulates through different areas of the warehouse.
  • VAS Visual Alert System is an innovative development which warns pedestrians and/or forklifts in situations of risk by projecting signals on the ground.

If you have any doubts about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

When it comes to safety, pedestrian crossings are one of the more challenging areas in our industries. Traffic tends to be intense and, in some cases, neither operators on foot nor forklift drivers take the necessary precautions, creating risky situations or directly causing minor or major occupational accidents.

To achieve a level of absolute safety in pedestrian crossing, Claitec has developed a new solution that combines two gates and two vehicle barriers with the PSG Pedestrian Safety Gate Solution.

When this new system is in operation the forklift barriers is raised, the pedestrian doors blocked and the pedestrian traffic lights turn red, warning of imminent danger and preventing the crossing.

What if a person wants to cross the pedestrian crossing? They simply need to press a button next to the gate. The system – by means of the two MT50 sensors, each one located a few meters before the pedestrian crossing – will verify that there is no forklift in the proximity, and it will lower the barriers, turning on the red lights at the same time on the barriers.

And once it’s safe for the pedestrians to walk, the system will turn the pedestrian traffic lights green and unlock the pedestrian gates, remaining in this (adjustable) setting for a few seconds until the person has had enough time to cross safely.

After that time, the pedestrian gates will be blocked again, the traffic lights will turn red and the barriers will open, once again enabling forklift traffic through the area. If someone presses the button to cross when there is a forklift nearby, the system will continue as before until it detects the forklift.

Usually, pedestrian crossings without barriers ensure the safe passage of a person by installing manual pushbuttons, offering him or her a risk-free exit route at the crossing. However, with our gated solution, manual pushbuttons are not necessary as our application has a set time to cross, which is precisely designed to prevent people from pressing an emergency button and unlocking the pedestrian doors without having allowed for the important safety step of lowering the barriers.

Would you like to find out more about Claitec’s safety systems? Do you have a specific question or need more information about any of our solutions? Please, do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!

In this post we’d like to discuss the particularities and differences of two key spaces in our industries – the common and the individual areas – in relation to our Hazardous Areas System.

The Hazardous Areas System features different configurations depending on the number of conveyor belts in an industrial space. In a hazardous area we can find two or more belts connected to the same control unit. In this case, when one of the arches detects a tag, the control unit will stop the machine and the conveyor belt.
So, what is the difference between common and individual areas?

In a common or non-individual area, the control unit has more than one belt configured within the protection system itself. This means that once one of the arches detects a tag, it will stop the machine and all belts that are connected to the control unit and to the machine at the same time.

However, in the case of individual zones, the control unit is configured to have a system established for each of the belts in the hazardous area. In this case, when one of the arches detects a tag, it will only stop the belt that has detected the tag and, – at the same time, the machine -, while the rest of the tapes will be able to continue working.

If you would like to know more about any of the systems we offer, or if you have specific queries about any of our solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!

Many of our industrial spaces often feature a production or work area located under elevated offices, lofts or mezzanine spaces. A particularly risky situation occurs when forklifts travel between the shelves or racks and the upper level where the offices, loft or mezzanines are located. Needless to say that vehicles circulating in this set of circumstances can cause serious damage and put both the driver and the people in these spaces at risk.

Production plant where the solution have been installed.

After having detected this situation, at Claitec we have developed a solution that responds and eliminates this kind of risks by installing a laser sensor at a safety distance of 50 cm around loft offices. So, when the forklift crosses the laser sensor, an acoustic and visual alarm signal is activated to warn the driver and the others present of the situation of imminent risk or danger.

With this warning system, the operator can react in time and serious risks can be avoided – both for themselves and for the people surrounding them -, as well as possible damage to the building infrastructure and consequent costly repairs.

As an additional option to this solution, a radio frequency transmission can be added to warn the driver or to stop the vehicle.

Would you like to find out more about our industrial safety solutions? Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!

From 8th to 10th November 2022, Dakar hosts the Préventica International Forum. Its 3rd edition is dedicated to Risk Management in Africa for sustainable economic development. A 3-day event to train, get information, meet experts and benefit from business opportunities in one place that summarizes a true crossroads of meetings between industrial safety professionals.

Our dealer as well as an expert in industrial safety, BE SAFE INTERNATIONAL, has had the opportunity to actively participate, demonstrating once again the functionality of Claitec’s safety solutions in front of the cameras and the large audience it has received.

Until today, it is still possible to stop by their stand (Stand D 05) to be able to closely observe the different live demonstrations of the following products: Such as the PAS Pedestrian Alert System, el CAS-G2 Collision Avoidance System, VAS Visual Alert System and the PSG Pedestrian Safety Gate.

If you have any doubts about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

EURO EXPO IndustriMässor is a regional trade fair that since 1977 has been helping companies to build business relationships in different locations in the Nordic countries both in the short and long term within the manufacturing industry sector.

During the 9th and 10th of November 2022 the EURO EXPO is held in Kiruna (Sweden) to provide new ideas to develop production for manufacturing companies.
Claitec safety systems will be there alongside our Swedish distributor Apex Import AB, which offers the best safety products, always taking into account the best quality and environmental considerations, to the different segments of the industrial sector.

Stop by and take a look at the different product demonstrations that will be there, such as the PAS Pedestrian Alert System, the CAS-G2 Collision Avoidance System and the VAS Visual Alert System.

If you have any doubts about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

We love the fact that we could meet our colleagues Troax GB again in an important event such as Robotics and Automation Exhibition! The leading UK event dedicated to helping end-users source products and technologies to improve efficiency and productivity

It has been an innovative, stimulating and future vision centred experience, and we are happy to have had the opportunity to present Claitec safety solutions to everyone who welcomed us, thank you so much for placing your trust in us.

If you have any doubts about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

Did you know that the industrial sector is the biggest consumer of energy on the planet, only behind transport? In a world where the ways we generate and consume energy are increasingly under scrutiny, it is imperative for industry players to understand and talk about the importance of saving energy.

Firstly, it is important to view energy saving not only as an issue linked to economic aspects, but also an issue that bears a direct impact on the environment and our societies. And, while there is consensus on the need to end dependence on oil and fossil fuels, manufacturing is responsible for more than 20% of harmful gas emissions on the planet and most companies require increasingly higher energy consumption to meet their operational needs.

What do we mean by “energy efficiency”?

As the world itself indicates, energy efficiency is the efficient use of energy, that is – being aware of our consumption patterns, and ensuring that they have the least possible impact on the environment. The energy efficiency policies of a company should, therefore, aim to protect the environment in which we live, doing so by reducing energy intensity and aligning the consumption of their business activity to what is truly necessary and nothing more.

¿How does energy saving benefit us?

The benefits associated with energy efficiency are multiple. Here are some of the most relevant:

  • Significant economic benefits: By reducing energy consumption, we are also reducing our energy bills.
  • Improved competitiveness: Reducing production costs increases our profitability. The money we save can then be invested, for instance, in our human resources and R&D – to boost the company’s competitiveness in the market -, occupational health and safety, etc.

  • Reduction of environmental impact: By minimising energy consumption, we are also reducing our emission of gases that are harmful to the atmosphere, helping improve the health of the planet and its people, today and in generations to come.

  • Environmental and social responsibility and commitment: By implementing measures aimed at greater energy efficiency, our companies show their commitment and corporate social responsibility, while strengthening their positioning and brand image before the various key audiences.

  • Compliance with laws: Energy efficiency has also become an institutional requirement. Investing in energy efficiency and savings will help us avoid the high economic sanctions companies endure in the event of non-compliance.

Useful tips to save energy in our industries

At Claitec we believe that it is necessary and urgent to invest on actions that allow us to move towards a more sustainable future. The following tips will help you apply energy saving measures in factories or production plants:

  • Lighting: Make the most of natural light and replace high consumption light bulbs with LED lighting. Use timers and sensors that adjust their uses as required. Small changes like these can be a source of notable savings.

  • Air conditioning systems: Installing low-consumption heating and air conditioning equipment, with monitoring options will allow consumption to be optimised and reduce your energy bills.

  • Insulation: Select the appropriate insulation for the walls, floors, and ceilings of your facilities so that the climate control systems can efficiently control cold or heat.

  • Efficient energy: There are efficient energy sources on the market that are adapted to the intense energy consumption of industries and manufacturing environments. This energy will reduce operating costs and boost performance through reliable systems with no power limits.

  • Consumption habits: Creating an energy saving culture in your work environment and amongst your collaborators will make it possible to standardise rational and efficient consumption habits in your workplace, thus achieving better results. Remember, small gestures can achieve great savings!

  • Technology and innovation: Replacing old equipment and machinery with higher performance products that reduce production and time, will result in decreased energy consumption.

Savings and efficiency – objectives of a more sustainable industry

Energy efficiency is not a fad or a one-time phenomenon.

Institutions worldwide have already taken a clear position on the matter and are demanding that industry leaders work towards minimising our environmental impact and guaranteeing the sustainability of resources.

And high-volume consumers must respond. Choosing a good, efficient, and sustainable energy supply becomes a fundamental factor in successfully developing any manufacturing process or industrial transformation.

Need more information on the matter and/or any of our solutions?

Please get in touch! We are here to help you.

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