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The most recent statistics reveal there were 38 fatalities in the construction industry last year with being struck by a moving vehicle the second most common cause of fatalities across all industries. You can find the full statistics here ...

Any industry in which workplace transport plays a significant role is fraught with dangers. The mix of the human element with vehicles and machinery makes it so. For example, the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) 2017-18 sector plan for construction states that the sector accounts for 30% of fatal injuries to workers. That includes being struck by vehicles and machinery. Th ...

When we introduced SiteZone, we realised that technology had a major part to play in raising safety standards. The crux was to identify the greatest risks and adapt technology to mitigate them with optimal efficiency. Collision risk is the subject that resonates most with me and so that was the area of risk I focused on. My fears about the risk aren’t unfounded; the Health a ...

Being struck by a vehicle while at work is surprisingly common throughout various industries in the UK. The waste sector remains a very high risk, in fact, its fatalities are 15 times higher than other industries. The Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual waste sector accident figures consistently tell a grim tale of injuries, whether fatal or not. Being struck by vehicl ...

OnGrade were originally formed in 2009 by Gary Escott and Nigel Adams, and launched the SiteZone proximity system soon after. Since then, SiteZone has been used in various sectors, starting in construction, then moving on to waste, demolition, transport and logistics, among others.Designed to complement existing, work-related safety protocols, SiteZone has been used more than 6 ...

Gary Escott, Director of SiteZone Safety, discusses the benefits of using an RFID proximity warning system that works in tandem with existing safety protocols, not apart from them.*According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) waste sector figuresThere were 5000 self-reported non-fatal injuries in 2017. However, nine people were killed in the last five years from being s ...

Dumper Advance has been designed to have greater detection at the front of the vehicle to provide increased risk reduction A variant of the successful SiteZone system, Dumper Advance has been specially developed for use on forward tipping dumpers to meet anti-collision safety needs on working sites. Proximity warning specialist SiteZone Safety has launched Dumper Advance to p ...

Having recently celebrated their four-year anniversary as hire partners, SiteZone Safety and ESS Safeforce are celebrating another milestone: a record 500 SiteZone systems are now available for hire through rental equipment specialist ESS Safeforce. SiteZone partnered with ESS Safeforce to ensure that that smaller businesses wouldn’t have to struggle financially to be safe f ...

Plant equipment Vehicles operating on varying FCC sites include: Wheeled Loaders Bulldozers Telehandlers Excavators Forklift Trucks Articulated Dump trucks Compactors   SiteZone services used As part of the deployment process a several site surveys were conducted to ensure smooth implementation of the system. SiteZone Safety used its national engineering network ...

I’ve worked across a wide range of industries and have seen first-hand, the awful consequences of injury and compromised safety practices.  At SiteZone Safety we’ve focussed on reducing worker/vehicle collision because the accident and fatality rates remain high in the UK. I want to continue to raise awareness about this danger, as employees are seriously injured or killed ever ...

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