Health & Safety

Health & Safety in the workplace

We can supply the technology to minimise the hazards that exist for operators and staff.

With modern health and safety legislation, it is critical that businesses take the necessary precautions to protect staff and visitors to premises from health and safety risks. Having these measures in place not only provides protection from injury or fines but ensures the smooth running of operations and prevents unauthorised access which can also lead to accidents.

Access control technology can be applied in a wide range of scenarios, from equipment lockouts to ensuring machine operators are suitably qualified.

A forklift operator will have a multiuse Smart card.  On the database is the name of the driver and the three-year certification expiry date.  This will prevent unauthorised operation of the forklift by any other staff member.

Pedestrian and Traffic Management on your site

Controlling vehicle operations and pedestrian movements in the workplace.

Driver forklift safety

Before anyone operates a forklift, a smart card should be required.  If the fork driver’s certification has expired, then the card won’t work and the vehicle won’t move! The software records who started the forklift, and at what time. Ensuring the right people in the right places Sewing the Smart card into the hi-vis jacket ensures the visitor can only access designated areas (and you can have different coloured jackets for different purposes) Management can have access everywhere, warehouse workers in the warehouse, production in the production area which can also be divided up as required, visitors can only move to the safe areas.

Slowing down traffic

Is the courier driver racing into the warehouse or sales reps flying through in their cars a familiar sight in your business or workers moving outside where forklifts are operating?

The installation of Traffic Barriers is an effective means to stop traffic at an entrance and allow them to continue slowly across the premises

Specific control measures may include:
  • Isolate vehicles from the people working on the site, ensuring vehicles and pedestrians do not operate in the same area at the same time.
  • Reduce vehicle speeds on site. Stop the traffic and have the driver read the instructions and then push the button, asserting that they have read the instructions and will comply with the requirements.
  • Use access control to manage traffic movement and restrict access to areas where plant is operating.
  • With judicious use of ground loops, we can separate traffic.  We can make entrances so that trucks can enter but cars cannot.

Forklift authentication smart card system

Controlling Traffic Movements at Coca-Cola Amatil

Complying with Statute and Making the Site Safe

All businesses want to keep their people and their assets secure. Many companies are compromising their ability to provide fast, easy escape routes!

Stay Safe, Secure and Legal

Blocked Escape Routes

During an emergency, building users are only safe once they’ve passed through the final exit. Anything blocking access to the exit is a potential threat to safety. Beware of an emergency release that’s hard to find, reach or operate. In any occupied building all locking devices must be clearly visible and located somewhere you would expect to find them – not hidden behind a counter!

Frustrating Final Exits

Final exits tend to open out onto public areas, so it’s important to keep them secure – chains, unwieldy locks and fastenings are not the answer.

On an escape route, all doors including Final Exits must be fitted with simple fastenings that can be easily operated from the direction in which escaping people approach. In a fire, they must be designed to be easily operated without a key or other security device, and they must allow the door to open in the normal manner.

Forklift health and safety auckland

Cutting-Off Safe Places

The ultimate goal during an emergency is to get people through the final exit and into a safe place from which they can safely disperse. If that place can only be reached by passing over a bridge or down an alleyway, then the final exit is the one at the end of that bridge or alleyway. You need to include the areas often found outside exit doors, when thinking about escape routes.

Don’t neglect external gates, access routes and passageways – ensure they are just as clear of obstacles and as easy to navigate as internal escape routes.

Neglecting Emergency Power Systems

An electronic security system must be regularly inspected, tested and serviced to ensure that everything continues to work as it should. If your emergency system is battery powered, those batteries must be checked regularly and replaced every two years.

For more expert advice on how to balance security with safety, and for information about legally compliant security and access systems – get in touch with Access Security & Control.

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