Justifying AisleCop Forklift Safety Gate Systems
What is the cost of a forklift/pedestrian collision?
We see two kinds of operations that have utilized AisleCop® forklift safety gate systems. The first are those companies who have defined traffic plans and are looking to prevent possible accidents in high-risk, limited-visibility, or heavy-traffic aisles. They foresee potential accidents and are taking measures to prevent them. The second kind are companies who have had an incident, or a near-miss.
In both cases, the question has been “how can I justify this system?”
Aside from the fact that it could help save a life, or help prevent horrific injuries (the only kind that a forklift-pedestrian accidents seem to produce), AisleCop® can also save money in a variety of ways. It can reduce legal expenses, affect insurance costs, and increase worker morale. It’s an investment in people, but may end up saving far more money than it costs, with just a single prevented accident in its lifetime.
We have created a document, free for download, that you can use if you’re pitching a safety system to your management. Check it out:
“AisleCop® return on investment” (PDF file)
Scott Stone is Cisco-Eagle's Vice President of Marketing with more than thirty years of experience in material handling, warehousing and industrial operations. His work is published in multiple industry journals an websites on a variety of warehousing topics. He writes about automation, warehousing, safety, manufacturing and other areas of concern for industrial operations and those who operate them.