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For us to develop and continue to refine SiteZone technology and its application, the most vital elements of our informed decision-making comes from users. We listen to the concerns of health and safety managers and the operators of site vehicles of all types and sizes who work and drive around their workmates daily. Without taking this information on board, SiteZone wouldn’t ...

There’s no price big enough to put on a life.  It may sound a little dramatic to say so, but as a someone involved in safety  for over 20 years I’ve seen the devastation that breaches in work-related protection can cause.  It means there’s more to be done when a worker goes home injured, or worse, doesn’t go home at all because of an accident at work. Having invested time and ...

Everyone keeps saying how quickly the years fly by, and here we are in 2019 already. 2018 was an eventful 12 months in the current event arena. The spectre of Brexit hanging over us, leading us into the unknown – businesses are cautious, maybe even worried. However, taking a lead from contemporary popular culture I say we can only “keep calm and carry on.”  That’s what I certa ...

There are a lot of voices out there talking about work related safety. There are, of course, the ‘hot spot’ industries for which worker safety and injury prevention are a high priority.  The usual suspects when it comes to injury and fatalities are slips, trips, falls from height, being struck by objects and of course, being struck by a vehicle. The latter usually happens when ...

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 ...

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