Construction vehicles and mobile plant frequently operate within close proximity to workers and other site machines. Safety is fundamental but driver and operator visibility is often limited due to blind spots around vehicles and mobile plant, meaning collisions can occur. Site workers may also be wearing ear defenders, restricting their ability to hear machines approaching, which increases the danger. 70% of incidents happen during initial machine start-up and low speed movement because of poor visibility.
The construction industry also faces challenges in vehicle safety whilst operating on public highways. Vehicles often have extensive blind spots to the rear, side, front and nearside of the cab.
WHICH PRODUCTS DO I NEED?
Brigade’s complementary range of safety devices help prevent collisions by assisting the driver whilst protecting workers, pedestrians and cyclists. To help you select which solutions you need, the following information features the Brigade safety products we recommend for this vehicle.
Each vehicle has been split into levels – level 1 being the minimum recommended safety level and levels 3 and 4 achieving the ultimate safety specification.
Minimum recommended safety specification
Rear view camera
Increased recommended safety specification
Rear view camera
Side view Camera
Bucket monitoring Camera
Ultimate recommended safety specification
Backsense® radar obstacle detection
360 Ultimate recommended safety specification
SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Backeye®360 is an intelligent four-camera system designed to eliminate vehicle blind spots and assist low-speed manoeuvrability by providing the driver with a complete 360° view of their machine in a single image.
RADAR OBSTACLE DETECTION
Radar Obstacle Detection informs the driver of distance between the vehicle and obstacles, whether moving or stationary, by providing a graduated in-cab audible and visual warning. Backsense® radar works effectively in harsh conditions and poor visibility. Programmable system with bespoke detection range up to 30m in length and 10m in width.
CAMERA MONITOR SYSTEMS
Camera Monitor Systems can help eliminate vehicle blind spots to prevent collisions. Cameras are available to cover the rear, side and front blind spots as well as internal views and to monitor vehicle-specific functions. Multiple camera images can be viewed on a single in-cab monitor.
REVERSING AND WARNING ALARMS
Reversing and Warning Alarms are vital audible devices to warn pedestrians and workers that a vehicle is manoeuvring. bbs-tek® alarms are the safest and yet quietest on the market due to their instantly locatable and directional sound. Options include smart alarms, which adjust to the ambient noise level and speaking alarms. bbs-tek® warning alarms are patented to Brigade.
ULTRASONIC OBSTACLE DETECTION
Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection 2,3 or 4 sensor systems which inform the driver of distance between the vehicle and any obstacles, whether moving or stationary. Increases safety when low-speed manoeuvring, reversing or in the near-side and front blind spots where pedestrians and cyclists can otherwise go undetected.
MOBILE DIGITAL RECORDING
Mobile Digital Recording By simultaneously recording footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras, a digital recorder can provide irrefutable evidence in the case of an incident. The lockable hard drive can store up to 1164 hours of data which can be easily accessed via a PC or uploaded via the 3G network or dedicated WiFi.