Enhance Forklift Safety and Efficiency with the use of Cameras and Telematics

Forklift operators are tasked with moving heavy loads in tight spaces. They are highly skilled individuals who need to be able to operate their machines with precision and safety. 

But even the most skilled operators can encounter dangerous blind spots that put them and their machines at risk. 

Fortunately, the latest camera technology for forklifts can help mitigate these risks, increase productivity, and reduce operator fatigue and stress.

Reduce the Risk of Equipment Damage

One of the most significant benefits of using cameras on forklifts is the ability to reduce the risk of equipment damage. 

Forklifts are powerful machines that can easily cause damage to goods, structures, or even people. Cameras can provide operators with a clear view of their surroundings, eliminating blind spots and helping them to manoeuvre with greater precision. 

This not only reduces the risk of equipment damage but also increases productivity by enabling operators to work more efficiently.

Reduce Operator Fatigue and Stress
Reduce Operator Fatigue and Stress

Another benefit of using cameras on forklifts is the reduction of operator fatigue and stress. 

Forklift operators have to navigate through tight spaces, around obstacles, and often in low light conditions. This can be physically and mentally demanding, leading to operator fatigue and stress. 

Cameras can help alleviate this stress by providing operators with a clear view of their surroundings, reducing the need for them to strain their necks or crane their heads to see what’s in their path.

Shorten Incident Investigation Time

In the event of an incident, cameras can help to shorten incident investigation time. When the forklift is turned on, the cameras are always recording, providing footage that can be viewed directly from the display screen.

With up to 11 days of high-resolution video, it’s easy to swap out the SD card for more. This eliminates the need for welding or drilling, and the cameras can be easily installed and repositioned. They are suitable for use indoors and outside, making them a versatile and practical tool for any warehouse.

Shorten Training Time for New Drivers
Shorten Training Time for New Drivers

Forklift cameras help shorten training time for new drivers. 

New drivers are often unfamiliar with the layout of the warehouse and the challenges it presents. With cameras, new drivers can quickly get a sense of the layout and learn how to navigate it safely. 

This reduces the amount of time spent in training and increases the speed at which new drivers can be put to work.

Increase Work Area Safety

The use of cameras on forklifts increases work area safety. 

By providing operators with a clear view of their surroundings, cameras help prevent accidents and injuries. 

This is especially important in high-risk areas such as loading docks, where forklifts are moving in close proximity to other machinery and people.

Declutter Your Operator Dashboard

With GemOne’s Sapphire, you don’t need a screen for checklists and multiple screens for different camera views. 

It’s one screen for everything. 

Sapphire’s system helps to declutter operator dashboards, reducing the number of screens and devices that operators need to manage. With one screen, businesses save time and money, and operators save precious space on their forklift dashboards.

Multiple camera views of the mast, forks, and rear can be displayed on that one screen, helping operators execute safely on high-level racking, double-deep racking, low-level lighting, and blind spots.

Combine Telematics and Cameras to Enhance the Safety and Productivity of Your Warehouse Operations

Combined with other telematics technology, cameras provide invaluable insights about your forklift fleet. 

Automated safety checklists ensure that pre-start checks are mandatory, with instant lockout if there’s a critical issue. Impact reporting provides notifications of impacts so that you can identify which operators and areas are most prone to incidents. Access control allows you to choose who operates each machine, with access via PIN code, RFID card, or fob, all based on your own criteria of certifications and training.

Session reporting monitors the activity of operators on a daily basis, providing insights on efficiencies and using reports to reward safe, productive driving behavior. And hours meters reporting allows you to see exactly how long your machines are used, enabling you to make smarter business decisions about optimal fleet composition.

By reducing blind spots, decluttering the operator dashboard, and shortening incident investigation time, cameras can be combined with other telematics technology to enhance the safety and productivity of your warehouse operations.

At GemOne, we are committed to empowering our clients to track their vehicles, boost efficiency, operate more safely, and avoid unexpected downtime.

Our Sapphire safety management solution for material handling, logistics, and supply chain businesses offers the option of full camera functionality and is designed for both equipment dealers and end users of machines.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of cameras for forklifts, we encourage you to download our free PDF that outlines all of the functionalities that can be combined with cameras to make your forklift fleet safer. Alternatively, feel free to reach out to our team at GemOne for more information about our telematics solutions and how they can benefit your business.

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