Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) releases SpotMe® Warning System for Safer Warehouses
SpotMe® is a Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) solution for preventing traffic-related accidents in warehouses. With its OHSAS 18001 certified factories, highly trained service technicians and forklifts equipped with unique Toyota SAS (System of Active Stability), TMHE is continuously building on its strong safety culture.
To maximise health and safety in forklift operations, TMHE now launches an innovative warning system for warehouses: Toyota SpotMe®. Built with infra-red direction sensitive sensors, SpotMe® detects the presence of forklifts and pedestrians at crossroads and alerts them. Whenever a potential impact danger is spotted, a warning unit starts to flash, which helps to considerably reduce the danger of collision.
Toyota SpotMe® has been specifically designed for the high protection of the factory workers and the transported merchandise. It contributes to an overall smoother traffic flow. Consequently, the forklift drivers use less panic brakes, which helps reduce energy consumption and better preserve the forklifts during operations. This unique accident prevention system is user-friendly, easy to fix on the walls, with no set-up on fleet required, and needs low maintenance. The warning unit can be either connected to a standalone battery or plugged into the mains.
“Warehouses are fast-moving working environments that call for extra attention from forklift drivers and pedestrians alike, especially in blind spots. SpotMe® uses alternating flashing lights that are much more visible than flashing beacons or other types of warning lights. Today, this device has proven its efficiency, both in increasing the safety level and in driving down costs,” says Hans Larsson, Director, Toyota Material Handling Europe.
SpotMe® is one of the initiatives that TMHE takes to raise risk awareness during the “European Week for Health and Safety at Work” taking place from 22nd to 26th October 2012. This event is supported by the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU-OSHA) as part of the 2012-2013 campaign “Working Together for Risk Prevention”.
As a committed EU-OSHA official campaign partner, TMHE strives to find the best risk prevention methods that help employees, partners and customers stay “Safer Together”.