The interactive warning vest is the latest addition to Linde Material Handling’s innovative Safety Guard system . It has been designed to alert wearers, in particular forklift drivers and pedestrians, to potential dangers ahead of time. The smart technology in the vests warns wearers of potential dangers using light signals, vibrations, and acoustic warnings, thereby maximizing safety in both inside and outside areas.
The intralogistics sector maintains very high safety standards for workers when it comes to industrial trucks. Warehouses, production halls, and outside areas are often loud, hectic, and confusing. High shelves, narrow aisles, stacks of goods, and crossings with poor visibility mean pedestrians and forklift drivers do not have a clear view of their surroundings. The numbers speak for themselves: In Germany there are around 11,500 accidents involving forklift trucks every year, and 44 percent of these result in someone being injured. The ability to see and be seen is therefore essential.