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We all know that intersections in warehouses are high risk places where occupational safety problems, collisions or similar accidents take place frequently. In this post, we will be discussing the many benefits of the Crossing Guard system, an innovative solution currently generating tremendous results in the prevention of accidents in industries.

The Crossing Guard is installed in the upper areas of a warehouse to help prevent collisions at intersections. Specifically, the operation of this device is based on the cargo vehicle or the operator approaching the intersection area receiving visual alerts from the traffic lights and the image shown by the VAS projector, indicating whether they have permission to cross or otherwise, thus providing further safety information for the user to make a decision that can help him or her prevent an accident.

This solution – developed by Claitec at the express request of one of our clients – borrows some of the elements already present on the market, while incorporating a series of unique developments and innovations from our own company with the goal of achieving a product that really makes a difference in terms of improving job safety levels.

The Crossing Guard device uses radar technology capable of differentiating persons from vehicles and identifying whether a forklift is approaching an intersection or if it is moving away from it. With this modern technology, it is no longer necessary for operators or vehicles to carry a device to be detected since the system locates them on its own.

This is also a programmable system which can not only be configured to suit the client’s needs – the VAS System and several other of our systems such as the PAS and the CAS-G2 can also be incorporated into the Crossing Guard.

A device which also stands out for:

  • Its robust aluminium structure.
  • Mounting height of 3 to 7 meters.
  • Its extremely easy handling even at a height.
  • A maximum detection speed of 25 km/h for vehicles.

In addition, the innovative separation fins of the equipment’s design allow no more than one traffic light to be seen from each angle, in such a way as not to generate confusion. It is easily prepared to be hung by tensioners or using a support with VESA standard holes.

Several models of the Crossing Guard are available, either with Bluespot or with the VAS System which comes in 2, 3 and 4 faces with traffic lights. Our team will gladly recommend which one of these best suits the needs of your workspace.

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As you’re probably aware of, the Tag T-10R is the last step in the T-10 Tag evolution.

As such, it  presents several improvements over its previous version, including:

  • Range radius’ better performance
  • Ease of detection
  • Month-long autonomy battery with wireless recharging capabilities.

All of these features have been designed to make your daily tasks a lot easier.

Our customers see wireless charging and extensive battery life as a great ally to achieving more effective and productive days in their workplaces. This is because, although the average battery life ranges may vary, they are always around the 30 to 50 days mark – when fully charging in 4 hours and withstanding up to 500 cycles of full charges.

In a warehouse or chain production situation, the average life expectancy for the tag’s battery intensively being used every day  is about 30 days. In the case of a forklift driver or pedestrian with a similiarly intensive use of the tag, the estimated average duration is 40 days. And finally, for an office user who might only use the tag when visiting the warehouse, the average battery life is 50 days.

In other words: great autonomy and practicality!

Functionalities

It’s also important to highlight that the T-10R Tag features high-intensity LED lighting, which helps with rapid detection and visibility of the person wearing the tag. The light it generates has a 360º angle so it can be perceived from all the surroundings in which it is located providing more safety to the work space and helping prevent accidents at work.

In addition, the tag has a vibration system, which is incorporated as a new alert route for operators in the presence of another person or vehicle. It also generates a high intensity audible warning, completing a wide range of alert forms which considerably assist in improving safety in the industry.

The T-10R Tag also stands out because is extremely resistant, making it an ideal component to be used in industries and work areas where operators coexist with cargo vehicles and large machinery.

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The Pedestrian Alert System (PAS) is designed to warn forklift drivers when a person at adjustable distances of 1 to 6.5 meters is detected. It is a unique system with the capacity to distinguish between people and objects. It can even detect operators located behind a wall or a shelf!

In addition, the PAS System is one of our clients’ favourite solutions, having already contributed significantly to the improvement of occupational safety and the reduction of occupational accidents in many workplaces. That’s why in this post we’d like to list three key reasons that make this an essential element in any industry.

1) Excellent results:

The PAS System is a fundamental component of any workspace because it minimises the number of accidents, it reduces the risk of workers being run over and it creates work environments that are much safer and more efficient for everyone. It also complements very easily with other safety systems, thus providing a very wide range of safety responses and measures.

2) A point of reference:

The coexistence of pedestrians and forklifts is an issue that all industries must attend to, and where historically there have been more problems and a high rate of occupational accidents. In that sense, the PAS System has established itself as a reference solution to such challenges, and its impact on the reduction of accidents at work and the improvement of safety is proven in the market.

3) It complements other safety systems

The PAS System also stands out because it easily integrates with other systems, making it a versatile tool capable of adapting to provide more solutions. For example, there is the possibility of combining the PAS System with the VAS System, as some of our clients have done, obtaining great results. Similarly, the PAS System can be used to improve safety in crane bridges.

Do you have any questions about this system? Any query about our products? Do you need advice? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!   

In this post we’d like to introduce you to three of the tools we at Claitec consider to be essential in any port area.

Their performance, durability and robustness make these tools especially useful for assisting the operators and forklifts that load and unload cargo in port areas and large docks.

  1. The TDS (Truck Docking System) Solution minimises the risk of vehicles running over operators in unloading docks. By means of a traffic light, this system warns drivers when operators are present in nearby spaces.

    For the operation of the TDS Solution the dock must be equipped with detection sensors, which verify the presence of an operator and emit the warning signal to the traffic light, thereby removing the danger and reducing accidents at work. It is a very easy to install solution, which also stands out for the durability and robustness of the devices that make up the system.


  2. The PAS (Pedestrian Alert System) warns forklift drivers when a person is detected in adjustable distances of 1 to 6.5 meters.

    The PAS is a unique system capable of differentiating people and objects. It even detects operators behind a wall or a bookcase. In a port area or on a loading dock – where there’s usually a lot of traffic and a large flow of operators in common spaces – this tool becomes extremely helpful in preventing accidents and improving safety.

  3. The CAS-G2 collision avoidance system: this electronic safety development is an evolution of Claitec’s CAS system and it warns forklift drivers when it detects other cargo vehicles in nearby and hazardous areas.

    The CAS-G2 tool is presented as a perfect support system for drivers working in port areas or large loading docks. It provides drivers a lot more information about the space through which they circulate, helping them prevent risks and make better decisions in the operation and handling of loads.

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The VAS (The Visual Alert System) solution is an innovative system that warns pedestrians and / or forklifts in risk situations by projecting signals on the ground. This modern system has been achieving great results and is highly requested by our customers for their work spaces.

This solution – which consists of warning projections on the ground as those seen in the video -, is highly innovative and makes a real difference when organising the traffic of pedestrians and forklifts in our industries.

We have seen time and time again that the implementation of this solution in a workspace considerably reduces the number of occupational accidents, it alerts operators and it keeps them informed about situations that require attention more efficiently than other solutions.


It’s important to remember that the projector’s lenses can come in either one, two or three colours and the projected symbol is customisable. Some examples of what can be projected are:

  • A forklift.
  • A pedestrian.
  • A STOP warning sign.
  • A crosswalk.
  • A speed limit sign.
  • A “no smoking” notice or an indication that mobile use is prohibited.
  • Among many other options…


This system stands out over other warning and signalling options because:

  • It is easier to visualise and therefore more effective. Ground projections have better visibility than those projected at height.
  • They are more efficient than panoramic mirrors. When the projector emits its signal on the ground it’s easier to get people’s attention.
  • It provides a much more direct and easy warning to workers, who can circulate more safely.

There are other advantages to the VAS system which we highlighted in this recent article.  

The many benefits of this system are the reason why more and more customers choose to have this tool installed in their workplaces.

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Herramientas clave para zonas de entrada y salida de maquinaria

One of the aspects our customers tend to value most from our range of safety tools is their ability to be combined and integrated into their daily work to achieve much more efficient and safe processes that greatly impact the reduction of occupational accidents.

In this regard, today we’d like to talk about four different solutions that work in perfect harmony to improve the operation and safety in heavy machinery entry and exit spaces in our industries.

  1. Solución TCS (Traffic Control System). This solution issues a proper warning when pedestrians enter the heavy machinery transit zone. Ideal for separating operators from trucks/forklifts, Through the use of traffic lights, signalling beacons, safety gates and railings, drivers and operators can be notified of each other’s presence so as to prevent accidents.

  2. TDS Solution (Truck Docking System). A tool specially designed to assist drivers, particularly during loading and unloading manoeuvres at the docks. This solution takes into account the intense work dynamics in these spaces and stands out for its durability and resistance, having achieved very good results among our clients.

  3. LSA Solution. A tool designed to limit vehicle speed in cargo spaces and, consequently, to help prevent accidents. The LSA Solution is an electronic system specially designed to complement the safety tools of cargo vehicles and to reduce their speed in areas where operators or other pedestrians appear on foot. It is certainly of key importance in spaces where there’s a lot of movement as those mentioned.

  4. And finally, Collision avoidance system (CAS-G2). A state-of-the-art tool that adapts perfectly to heavily trafficked spaces and serves to reduce accidents caused by collisions of cargo vehicles. It is a driver support system that provides more information about the space through which it circulates, and it allows the person in charge of the vehicle to know where other trucks/forklifts are located.

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As explained in our earlier chapters, in this series we are focusing on some of the recommendations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labour, a referent for those of us who work to improve safety in industries and to reduce workplace accidents.

Today, we’ll be analysing the incidence of fatal blows in the total number of work accidents, the risk they entail and some of the ways these can be prevented. We will also discuss some of the tools that can be used to prevent all the risks associated to this issue.

First, it’s important to remember that in the US, one in four deaths in the construction industry are the result of the collision with a vehicle. In general, being hit by an object is a very recurrent cause of accidents in the industrial world, and in the construction sector, in particular, up to 75% of fatal blows involve heavy equipment, such as trucks, forklifts or cranes.

OSHA’s manuals highlight the importance for occupational health and safety programs to include the many ways in which collision accidents can occur, breaking them down into the following categories:

  1. Vehicles.
  2. Falling objects or moving through the air.
  3. Building block walls.

Some of OSHA’s suggested measures to apply include:

  • Wearing a seat belt.
  • Checking the vehicles before each work shift.
  • Avoid driving a vehicle in reverse with an obstructed rear view unless there’s an audible reverse alarm or another worker to assist.
  • Operating vehicles or equipment only on roads or slopes that are safely constructed and maintained.


Also, it’s important to ensure that:

  • Any areas where lifting or emptying devices are to be used are free of workers.
  • Lowering or blocking the grader and scraper blades, rear loader, dump bodies, etc. when not in use.
  • Applying the parking brakes when parking.
  • Not exceeding the load for which the vehicle is rated or its lifting capacity, among other various points.

At Claitec we have developed various systems that help our clients prevent this type of serious accidents.

The PAS (Pedestrian Alert System) – one of our most requested tools – is designed to minimise any risks of collisions between forklifts and pedestrians in common work areas.

The PCS (Pedestrian Cross Safety System), reduces any risks due to collisions between forklifts and pedestrians in areas of high pedestrian traffic.

The BS (Blind Spot System), extremely helpful in poor visibility areas.

And the NAS (Narrow Aisle Safety System) which, minimises the risks of collision between forklifts in narrow work spaces.

These are just some of the many solutions developed by our team which are being applied with great success in all types of industries.


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As explained in our earlier chapters, in this series we are focusing on some of the recommendations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor, a referent for those of us who work to improve safety in industries and to reduce workplace accidents.

Today, we’ll be focusing on the analysis made by such institution on the importance of creating safe work spaces in our industries, and how investing in safety always ends up having a positive impact on other dimensions of the business.

The primary goal of the safety and health programs developed by OSHA is to prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the workplace, as well as to avoid the suffering and financial hardship that these events can cause to workers, their families, and employers. Their best practices suggest a proactive approach to managing safety and health in the workplace, and OSHA emphasises that having safe workspaces also results in companies that are strong in all areas.

The agency highlights the fact that the implementation of their recommended practices will help companies in:

  • Preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.
  • Improving compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Reducing costs including significant cuts in compensation premiums for workers.
  • Engaging workers.
  • Improving their social responsibility goals.
  • Increasing productivity.
  • Improving overall business operations.

By looking at it this way, the approach to spending on occupational health and safety can be understood from an ethical and human point of view, as well as from a purely financial point of view – safety is thus seen as a long-term investment that will generate a real financial impact and a clear return for the organisation.

Continue reading part 6

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As explained in our two earlier chapters, in this series we are focusing on some of the recommendations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor, a referent for those of us who work to improve safety in industries and to reduce workplace accidents.

Today, we’ll be discussing OSHA’s recommendations pertaining to the prevention of falls in the workplace, and comment on the benefits of Claitec’s Fall Protection System, an ideal solution for hazardous areas designed to stop the machine’s operation to prevent further damages.

According to data published by OSHA in its “Stop Falls” campaign, falls are the main cause of death in construction. Anyone working in this sector knowns how prevalent and widespread falls are.

The following tips will help us prevent this type of work-related accident by planning our tasks well in advance in order to be able to observe and understand the potential risks and take the appropriate measures.

Similarly, it’s important to include in the total cost estimate of any work the amount corresponding to the appropriate equipment for working at heights, in such a way as to be able to provide the operators with everything they need to safely perform their tasks, covering all risks and providing the greatest possible number of protection mechanisms for our employees. In addition, OSHA emphasises the need to provide trainings that ensure operators understand how they should proceed and what measures they must take to be safe.

Claitec has been working on this issue for a long time and our team has developed a helpful system that has already prevented many serious accidents and improved overall safety in many workplaces – the Fall Protection System.

The FPS System consists of a retractable safety device which, is anchored to a fixed element and connected to the worker with a safety harness. When a fall occurs, the harness tenses up and the Fall Protection Device detects this tension. This device is also responsible for sending the stop signal to the machinery in the plant, causing a quick halt in the functioning of the machine, which results in a quick stop of its operation, eliminating all risks and preventing serious injuries or fatal accidents.

Continue reading part 5

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As explained in our two earlier chapters, in this series we are focusing on some of the recommendations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor, a referent for those of us who work to improve safety in industries and to reduce workplace accidents.

Today, we’ll be discussing OSHA’s Safety Practices Once Tractor Trailers arrive at their destination –  Indications that are well worth taking into account when manoeuvring any type of cargo vehicle – be it truck, trailer or forklift – whenever these are in operation in our industries such as in the cases of  loading docks or storage areas.

The following tips apply to three different movements:

  1. When parking
    a) Park on level ground and close to the receiving door or site
    b) Set and test brakes
    c) Place wheel chocks between the tandem wheels of the trailer
    d) Do not attempt to stop a rolling vehicle.

  2. When Backing up
    a) Get out and look
    b) Use flashers, horn, and backup alarms
    c) Check both side mirrors
    d) Roll down windows to hear
    e) Know your vehicle’s blind spots
    f) Use a spotter
    g) Back up slowly

  3. When coupling and uncoupling
    a) Only trained workers should perform this procedure
    b) Ensure stable footing when releasing the fifth wheel or adjusting tandems
    c) Wear bright visible clothing
    d) Set parking brakes and perform tug test
    e) Keep clear of tires and frames
    f) Check for vehicular traffic near you

All these suggestions added to our prior knowledge will undoubtedly be extremely helpful in improving occupational safety in our industries and preventing workplace accidents.

Continue reading part 4

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Second instalment on OSHA coming soon!

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