As a material handling professional, Warehouse Safety is probably at the top of your agenda.
Prioritizing the protection of lives and minimizing the risk of injury is of utmost importance in any material handling scenario.
Not only is it essential in keeping both operators and pedestrians safe from harm, but also for the smooth running of operations in the warehouse.
UK HSE Statistics
According to the UK Health and Safety Executive (Health and safety statistics (hse.gov.uk)), the number of Non-fatal injuries at work during 2021/22 in Great Britain alone was as high as 565,000 with 2% of those caused by being struck by a moving vehicle.
As the number of vehicles in working spaces like warehouses or ports increases, ensuring the safety of pedestrians and other users becomes a significant concern.
Electric & Autonomous Vehicles
Technology is constantly advancing with electric and autonomous vehicles starting to change the face of pedestrian safety in the material handling sector.
It is important to make these machines significantly more noticeable as pedestrian workers, busy with their tasks, may not hear the near-silent machines approaching.
Prioritising the protection of lives and minimizing the risk of injury is of utmost importance in any material handling scenario.
We know many forklifts come fitted with built-in safety features such as anti-tip technology, but it is equally important to implement warehouse safety protocols and to fit specialized equipment to vehicles, such as TYRI’s range of warning lights.
Warning Lights - a Vital Safety Measure
The initial step in determining the appropriate safety solution is to evaluate the existing risks in your work environment. Do you need to provide advance warning about an approaching vehicle, or is the priority to protect pedestrians by keeping them away from a vehicle danger zone? If your team works in a particularly noisy environment or there are various material handling vehicles/machines moving around the site, visual warning systems are vital to keep things moving safely.
0909 Compact+ BluePoint from TYRI
The TYRI Range
TYRI offers a range of work lights and warning lights perfect for material handling applications. Although there is an array of warning lights available today, TYRI’s BluePoint stands out due to it’s quality of design, build and powerful light output. The TYRI BluePoint or RedPoint provides a distinct square of light on the floor in front of, or behind a vehicle, warning of its approach and alerting pedestrians to take appropriate action to avoid a collision. TYRI also offer the VL4 BlueLine and RedLine – these project a line of light to provide a visual danger zone marker, always keeping pedestrians at a safe distance. TYRI’s range of 1010, 0909 Compact plus, D8 and VL4 can all be provided with warning light functionality as well as a standard work light for a unified design on your machines.
TYRI BluePoint safety lights are the current accepted industry standard in visual warning lights for large OEs such as Hyster Yale Group and Toyota. However, their applications can also be extended to serve as a warning signal for an overhead crane manoeuvring through a warehouse. By mounting the 1010 BluePoint on the overhead crane, its powerful and far-reaching spot beam can effectively alert workers on the ground about the crane's location without the constant need to look upwards.
Quality and Testing
Working with TYRI ensures you receive expert advice and solutions for your application. TYRI can design and develop lights to address your specific safety concerns. We provide the best products to keep your workforce and other risk groups safe. An example of our bespoke design capabilities includes Toyota Material Handling’s award-winning rear lighting bar for their Traigo80. TYRI lights are trusted in mining, construction, and military applications due to their high-quality build and components. TYRI’s work lights and warning lights are also tested to the highest standards required to make your business as efficient as possible.
Christian Wadell, Head of Product and Design Development at TYRI, says:
“TYRI lighting not only illuminates the work area for vehicle operators but also ensures safety and security for others nearby. Warning lights can indicate the vehicle's operating mode, which is crucial for electric vehicles that make minimal noise. Using different light colours can effectively communicate the machine's operation. This innovative EV light communication will revolutionize the industry, and TYRI is looking forward to leading (and lighting) the way.”
For more information about TYRI’s range of safely lighting for the material handling industry click: Material Handling Work Lights - TYRI Lights.