Practical and easy to handle, the forklift truck is used to transport goods on a site or to load and unload trucks. The need to handle pallets very carefully, obstructed environments and narrow aisles mean that forklift operators do not have an easy task, and speed of execution is often the key to productivity.
It is rarely possible to completely separate machinery from pedestrians, and there are often areas of crossover or coactivity. Drivers, logistics specialists, pickers and operators can be in the path of a truck, creating a risk of collision. A lack of attention, a maneuver with restricted visibility (e.g., reversing), an operator concentrating on the load to avoid dropping it, these are all sensitive situations that can put a person in danger.
The solution? Blaxtair, which warns the driver if there is a person at risk near the truck so as to prevent a collision.