Warehouses are dangerous places, and working in these environments is undoubtedly a challenging task. As per OSHA, the rate of fatal injuries in the warehousing sector is more than that of other industries. Some of the common collision areas in warehouses include blind spots in corners or aisles, intersections between forklifts and pedestrians, and areas around loading docks.
This infographic looks at some of the most common collision areas in warehouses.
It is essential for warehouse operators to regularly assess their facilities and implement safety measures, such as improved signage and traffic flow management, to reduce the risk of collisions and injuries. Moreover, warehouse safety can be significantly improved using advanced automation technologies. Sensors, AMRs, AGVs, and drones can help prevent warehouse injuries considerably.
From LiDAR obstacle detection to crane collision avoidance and safety laser scanners, Hokuyo offers sensor products built specifically for warehouse automation applications. Explore our range of sensors for the warehousing industry, or get in touch with us to learn more about our capabilities.