Pedestrian Alert System (PAS)

Pedestrian Alert System

The Pedestrian Alerts System (PAS) from Claitec is a forklift proximity warning system for the prevention of workplace accidents between forklift trucks and pedestrians.

 

 

 

The Claitec Pedestrian Alert System is a solution for the prevention of workplace accidents between forklift trucks and pedestrians. This forklift proximity warning system can also be used to activate lights and/or buzzers at intersections and blind corners or to automatically lock/unlock gates when a forklift is approaching. Warehouse pedestrian safety is of the utmost importance, and automated systems go a long way in ensuring the safety of everyone on the floor.

Forklift proximity sensors provide pedestrians with greater situational awareness by alerting them to the presence of forklifts operating within the area, before they may have a chance to witness them with their own eyes. This contributes to good forklift and pedestrian safety practice by minimizing the risk of collisions. A pedestrian warning system is crucial for high traffic environments. Not only do these systems reduce the risk of accidents, they also improve workplace productivity by allowing employees and forklift operators to focus on the task at hand.

The Pedestrian Alert System will warn the forklift driver of nearby pedestrians. Pedestrians must wear electronic tags (KEYFOBS) that are detected by a control unit on the forklift. If a pedestrian comes within the specified range of between 1 and 6.5 metres, the driver will be warned of the risk by a flashing warning light, piezo alarm or by reducing speed automatically (if the forklift model permits). These warnings help to improve forklift pedestrian safety and allow pedestrians and forklifts to coexist within the same space.

PAS can also be used to trigger warning lights and alarms at intersections when pedestrians or forklifts are in the area. The visual and auditory warnings make forklift pedestrian safety systems a valuable investment for hazardous work environments. Not all employees will have a thorough understanding of safety protocols, and with high staff turnover, there is also a potential for inexperience. PAS can compensate for momentary lapses in judgement and lack of experience by clearly highlighting potential hazards, before they may be observed. This technology is particularly useful for application in blind corners, intersections and loading zones, three of the most common places for accidents to occur. Safety is paramount – improve your safety standards and reduce the risk of injury at work by installing a pedestrian warning system from Claitec today.

The overwhelming majority of forklift incidents involve pedestrians. Workplace injury claims can be very costly, but PAS systems in conjunction with clearly defined safety practices can dramatically reduce the risk of injury. It is not always easy to keep tabs on visitors, and not everyone will be familiar with industrial workspaces. Pedestrian safety around forklifts should be reinforced at three levels – management, forklift operators and pedestrians. Each group should have a clear and thorough understanding of the best practice, with the PAS system serving as an additional aid. By maintaining good pedestrian forklift safety practices, communication and situational awareness will be enhanced. This enables employees to work safely, efficiently and effectively.

The PAS system from Claitec is easy to install, and settings can be customized to suit your needs. It is perfect for warehouses, manufacturing facilities, distribution hubs and other industrial spaces. Make an investment in your employees’ safety and reduce your risk of forklift

 

HOW IT WORKS?

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Pedestrians carry Tags. When these are detected by the system installed on the forklifts, it alerts the driver by activating an installed light and/or buzzer. A rechargeable tag will also sound, vibrate and light up. Both the driver and the pedestrian are now aware of the presence of each other and for them to take the necessary precautions. Adjustable detection ranges are 0.5m – 6.5 for front and rear and 0.5m – 4m on the sides.

Pedestrian Alert System Detection Zones


MAIN OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS
• Detection of pedestrians in the area of operation of forklifts
• Front and Rear detection is adjustable from 0.5 to 6.5 metres in ideal conditions
• Side detection of up to 4 metres
• Rechargeable Pedestrian Tag (T-10R) extends detection range by approx. 1 metre
• For vehicles above 4T load capacity, a repeater may be required to extend the signal
• Option to speed limit forklift on detection (if forklift model permits)
• System components are all rugged and long-lasting


PEDESTRIAN ALERT SYSTEM EXTENSION

Extend the fitted Pedestrian Alert System to activate lights/buzzers at intersections, blind corners or lock/unlock gates

Pedestrian Alert System extension

 

 

Areas of Application

  • Ideal for Forklift trucks of up to 4 tonne load capacity
    (larger vehicles may be suitable with the inclusion of a PAS Repeater which enhances signal and placing the LF antennas side by side on the truck)
  • Ideal speed in areas up to 10 km/h
  • Loading and unloading zones dedicated to external drivers (people who are not familiar with the facilities and are at high risk of accidents within the space they share with the forklifts)
  • Poor visibility areas such as junctions where pedestrians and forklifts may intersect or where storage corridors exist
  • Work spaces shared by machines and pedestrians such as production lines where the space for the movement of personnel and forklifts is very limited.

FAQ's

What is the primary function of the PAS system?

The primary function of the PAS system is to warn the forklift operator when a pedestrian with a tag is inside the detection zone set which will trigger an intermittent light and/or buzzer. Once the pedestrian is out of range the light/buzzer will cease activating.

What are the limits of the system?

The system is ideal where the maximum load capacity of the truck is 4T. The system may be suitable for trucks a little larger with the addition of a Repeater which can add 1-2m of extra detection distance.
The top speed of the truck to get effective detection is usually a maximum of 10km/h.

What is the detection distance between the forklift and a pedestrian?

The detection distance that can be adjusted on the AC-50 Activator units dip switches is between 0.5m and 6.5m front and back and up to 4m on the sides.

Does the forklift operator wear a tag?

All pedestrians and forklift operators must wear a tag for detection by all forklifts fitted with the PAS. The forklift operator places their tag in the driver inhibitor holder mounted on the forklift when they are ready to operate the forklift. This inhibits the tag from detection by any forklifts. Once the operator leaves the forklift they must take out their tag with them so they can be detected by other forklifts in the vicinity.

Will the Pedestrian Tags be detected by every forklift?

Yes, the pedestrian tag is universal and will be detected by every forklift fitted with the system. There is no special programming required. They will work out of the box.

Do the Pedestrian Tags make a sound on detection?

Yes.The rechargeable pedestrian tag comes with sound, vibration and led lighting when detected. The battery operated pedestrian tag only illuminates on detection.

How do I know the pedestrian tags are still good and will be detected??

The rechargeable tags have an LED which changes colour to show the battery level. Green shows > 80, Orange shows 20-80% and Red shows <20% power left. The battery operated tags can be checked using the AV-50 Battery Verification unit which will test the battery level is either ok or not ok when it is scanned. Accompanying software can show the tags scanned and their current level of voltage. If a tag is scanned and it shows as battery low you still have a few days to change the battery over.

Can I store the pedestrian tags near the AV-50 Battery verification unit?

If you need to keep the pedestrian tags near the AV-50 Battery Verification unit then they need to be at least 8m away. Within 8m will affect the life of the battery.

Can lights/buzzers be triggered at blind corners or intersections?

Yes, with this standard pedestrian alert system setup, the forklift setup can trigger a light/buzzer at a blind spot or intersection on approach with an installed TZ2 Tag.
A Pedestrian can also trigger a light/buzzer at a blind spot or intersection on approach with an installed AC-50 unit.
See the Blind Spots Product page for further information.

 

 

 

 

Documents

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Pedestrian Alert System Brochure
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Pedestrian Alert System Presentation

Videos

Pedestrian Alert System
The following video illustrates the Pedestrian Alert System (PAS). Our solution minimises the risk of accidents between forklifts and pedestrians in common work areas. Pedestrians must wear electronic tags that are detected by a device on the forklift truck, warning the driver of the risk.

Installing the battery into the Pedestrian Tag T-10
The following video shows how to install a battery into the Pedestrian Tag T-10.