How to make the waste & recycling industry safer in 2017

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According to HSE, there were six fatal injuries to waste and recycling workers in Great Britain in 2015/16. This is a clear sign of the potential dangers of working in the waste and recycling environment. In fact, there have been 30 fatal injuries in this sector in the past five years, 26% of which, according to the HSE, were due to workers being struck by a moving vehicle.

Waste management and recycling facilities require a wide range of large industrial vehicles, which can significantly increase risk to pedestrians. HSE advises workers, including banksmen, should be at a safe distance when vehicles are moving or tipping.

How ZoneSafe proximity warning systems can help

The ZoneSafe Proximity warning system has been designed to reduce the risk of collisions around large industrial vehicles. The detection zone is fully active, 360° around the vehicle. The warning system alerts drivers and pedestrians when they may be at risk of an accident.

Why is ZoneSafe great for the recycling industry?

  • RFID Tags worn by personnel as part of site PPE.
  • System installs onto forklifts and other material handling vehicles.
  • Full 360° detection zone eliminating blind spot issues
  • Data recording to log and report all near-misses
  • Easy control of tag management and access options

If you would like to learn more, contact ZoneSafe at or call 01202 868000

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