While traditional audio back-up alarms can warn workers of your location, it often gets tuned out and blended into the ambient noise of the building. The Safety Warning Spotlight projects a clearly visible blue spot beam onto the floor that alerts pedestrians and other vehicles of the nearby presence of the forklift. (Blue led Forklift Pedestrian Safety Warning Spotlight)
Blue forklift led warning spotlight
Blue led Forklift Pedestrian Safety Warning Spotlight:
This Safety Warning Spotlight can be easily mounted to the front or the rear of any forklift. It’s constructed using a twin 5 watt solid-state, shock-resistant, Cree LED lights, yielding 600 lumens, and enclosed in an IP68 rated housing with a UV-resistant PMMA polycarbonate lens.
The LED Safety light operates using the forklifts vehicle electrical power and configured for a 10 volt to 80 volt DC input range with reverse voltage protection.
That is where the vehicle approach warning light helps prevent dangerous collisions. As the forklift or other vehicle travels, a bright blue light glides across the floor about 15 feet ahead of or behind it (depending on the mounting location), letting pedestrians know that a fork truck is approaching.
Forklift pedestrian safety
Forklift Pedestrian Safety Tips: Operator and Pedestrian Training
- Operators should yield the right of way to pedestrians: This is an OSHA recommendation that all forklift drivers should be aware of. Because of the size and power of the forklift, operators should stop and wait for pedestrians to clear the area before proceeding along their route with caution.
- Pedestrians should never assume that a forklift operator sees them: While pedestrians have the right of way in forklift operating areas, that doesn’t mean an operator will always see them. A pedestrian should keep his or her eyes on a moving forklift whenever in its vicinity.
Forklift safety tips for pedestrians
warehouse pedestrian safety: Blue led Forklift Pedestrian Safety Warning Spotlight
- Operators and pedestrians should have a clear system of hand signals for communication.
- Developing a system of hand signals, such as a pedestrian always pointing in the direction they intend to walk in a facility or an operator using their hand to signal the direction of a turn, helps to increase communication and awareness.
- It’s important to make sure that this system of communication is known to all associates and visitors in order to avoid confusion.
- Operators should obey OSHA guidelines when operating a forklift.
- It’s not just the responsibility of the pedestrian to reduce the risk of accidents, operators need to be trained to handle various situations as well.
- Be sure to stop, honk the horn, and proceed cautiously at intersections to warn pedestrians of the forklift’s presence.
- All travel and braking should be performed smoothly and in a controlled manner.
- When vision is impaired, be sure to use a spotter and travel in reverse if a load is blocking forward visibility.
- Your operator’s manual has tips for safe operation pertaining to your specific forklift.
- Be sure to read and understand these guidelines prior to operating your forklift.
Types of forklift lights
Blue led Forklift Pedestrian Safety Warning Spotlight:
- sealed beam forklift lamps
- halogen forklift lamps
- led forklift lights
Sealed beam forklift lamps
The most basic type of light, sealed beams are commonly used in front-facing lights in applications such as headlamps. While simple and affordable, sealed beam lights are fairly fragile, have a lower lifespan than other options, and have a lower lumen output when compared to more high-end lights. More often than not these should mainly be used indoors, where forklift visibility is already fairly good.
Halogen forklift lamps
A step up from sealed beam lights are halogen lamps. Halogen lamps are fairly recognizable, as they’ve been the standard for car headlights for several years. As such, they’re able to project a much stronger beam of light when compared to sealed beams. They’re also incredibly easy to install and simply snap into place to a connector.
Since they’re so small, they can be a bit fragile (though with slow forklift speeds, this usually isn’t an issue), and need to be handled with care during installation.
LED forklift lights
The highest quality forklift lights are far and away LED lights. They last an incredibly long time (close to 30 times the lifespan of a sealed beam light), can put out more than 1,000 lumens of light and are extremely durable when compared to other forklift lights.
With that high quality can also come a little higher price tag. However, if your forklifts are doing work that requires powerful lights, LED forklift lights are absolutely worth the investment.
Blue led Forklift Pedestrian Safety Warning Spotlight
Like with any complex machine, each part of your forklift needs to function properly to ensure proper and safe operation. Even those forklift parts that may not seem completely essential to the operation, such as the forklift lights, are important to maintaining an efficient and safe workplace.
Just like with any motor vehicle, the lights on your forklift are essential for visibility and safety. Some people may think that since forklifts rarely go faster than 6-7 mph, forklift lights are unnecessary. However, anyone who’s spent time in a factory or warehouse knows that isn’t true. Oftentimes workers wear earplugs, listen to headphones, are concentrated on their work, are surrounded by loud machinery, or otherwise have one or more of their senses distracted.
There are a few different types of forklift lights, each offering varying strengths, and lifespans. The most common are sealed beams, halogen lamps, and LEDs.
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36% of serious forklift-related injuries involve someone other than the driver. That is where the vehicle approach warning light helps prevent dangerous collisions.
Forklifts are extremely useful workplace vehicles, as long as they are used safely and appropriately by operators who are appropriately trained and competent to use them.