Want to set up a reliable hazard bubble that will warn pedestrians and vehicles of a restricted ‘no go’ area?
We can configure the SonaSafe® Proximity Warning System to work like a virtual fence, reducing the amount of times vehicles enter a specific protected hazardous area within your plant, warehouse, site or its surrounds using SonaSafe® laser cones.
Another outdoor virtual fence (aka geo fencing or geographically fenced) is created when there is a need to reduce harm within a specific high risk area.
Our SonaSafe® proximity warning devices have built-in GPS so we can have different geo fencing rules in different parts of an open cast mine, port, site or yard.
Virtual Fencing works hand and hand with the SonaSafe Dashboard, providing a snapshot of breaches of the virtual fence, through the internet-based software tool. Find out how the SonaSafe Dashboard can help you track health and safety incidents easily.
Forklift risk reduction using virtual fencing
In a restricted area where forklifts may not be allowed, a ‘no go’ area can be virtually fenced to send a message to drivers that they are nearing that region. The size of the virtual fence ‘bubble’ can be changed and adapted, giving different rules for different areas. The area proximity warning is determined by either the SonaSafe® GPS or the presence of a wall mounted PDU.
SonaSafe® virtual fencing keeps you safer
A particular mining company uses a complex traffic management plan to avoid collisions and separate people from mobile plant. On one side of a railway line used to transport goods, pedestrians move around a work area. On the other side of the railway line, a forklift loads the train. A SonaSafe® virtual fencing proximity warning solution helps trigger an alert on the forklift, to warn the driver of approaching pedestrians specifically on its side of the railway line – not on the other side, the normal pedestrian side
Virtual fencing improves forklift and pedestrian safety
In an example where SonaSafe® is set up with a system of removable laser cones, we can alter the distance between the cones to best help avoid the potential risk or hazard:
- The cones flash strobe lights in sequence when one of them detects an object or a person crossing the path of their laser
- The cone that made the detection also sends a radio signal to the vehicles nearby and the access point
- The system may be used to switch on an external siren.
- Provide a snapshot of breaches through the internet-based Dashboard.
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