Large vehicles, difficult conditions, greater danger!
Industries such as mining, quarrying, agriculture, construction and waste all use huge machines and plant equipment, which by their very nature pose a danger if they are not managed safely. Blind spots tend to be much larger on these applications and include not only the rear and nearside but also the front, especially with elevated driver positions. Terrains are harsher, vehicles are exposed to the elements more aggressively whilst thick dust and night time conditions all decrease visibility further.
The new ISO 5006 standard for earthmoving equipment addresses the problem of blind spots around a vehicle and states that the operator must be able to “see around the machine to enable proper, effective and safe operation.” Camera monitor systems provide this to some extent, but in difficult environmental conditions a range of complementary devices are vital to give visual and audible operator warnings. Brigade’s pulsed radar safety systems provide an answer.
How Backsense can help.
Brigade’s Backsense pulsed radar sensor systems are designed to detect people and objects in blind spots, significantly reducing accidents. They detect both stationary and moving objects, providing the driver with an in-cab audible and visual warning – alerting the operator whose attention may be focused away from visual aids. Backsense works effectively in harsh environments and in poor visibility (darkness, smoke, fog).
- Helps prevent collisions
- Reduces accidents, fatalities, injury and sickness time
- Meets Health and Safety requirements
- Saves collision damage cost and downtime
- Saves on third party claims
- Unaffected by; moisture, dust, vibration, heat, cold, UV, snow, ice, high wind, water and mud
- Can be triggered to activate reversing alarms, safety lights, camera systems and digital recorders
Programmable to ignore vehicle protrusions and overhangs
Can trigger or be triggered by other vehicle safety devices such as CCTV or reversing alarms
Eliminates the possibility of driver interference. The audible warning buzzer cannot be switched off, providing fleet operators with peace of mind
Suitable for both on road and off road applications
Extremely rugged design for severe weather conditions and all terrains
Effective through non metallic objects – can fit behind plastic or glass fibre body work
Visual and audible in-cab warnings
Self diagnostics alert operator to system errors
Choice of detection ranges