none

Linde’s Bluespot: Putting the Spotlight on Workplace Safety

28-04-2014
by 
in 

Linde’s BlueSpot solution for pedestrian and vehicle workplace safety is a classic example of how simple solutions can often be the best.

The high-intensity, low-consumption BlueSpot LED light warning system has become a sought-after retrofit solution for counterbalance and warehouse trucks since its launch in 2011.
In fact, so many customers have seen the brilliance of BlueSpot that Linde now offers two versions for pedestrian and vehicle workplace safety on driving paths and at junctions where visibility is poor.

BlueSpot consists of just two energy-efficient LED lights attached to the top of the driver's protective roof frame.
The lights project a large, bright blue spot onto the floor several metres ahead of the vehicle in the direction of travel.

Their LED technology is not susceptible to shocks or vibrations, and enables a long service life for the lights, which are also dustproof and waterproof.
A BlueSpot “directional” variant which projects a blue arrow onto the floor, indicating the drive direction of the approaching truck, is also available.

To ensure the safest possible work environment, both BlueSpot alternatives can be fitted to narrow aisle trucks and reach trucks as well as counterbalance forklifts.
No additional infrastructure is required, so the need to install sensors, dedicated cabling or lights and the complications of retro-fitting in existing facilities are all avoided.

The effectiveness of the Linde BlueSpot system has been demonstrated at workplaces around the world for more than two years now.

Forklift drivers often find the shrill tones of acoustic warning devices so disruptive that they switch them off and thus prevent them from fulfilling their function.

“The BlueSpot device doesn’t cause that issue,” Linde Material Handling managing director Carl Smith said.

“Instead it provides a highly visible driving path warning device, which is more directional than flashing beacons because it is not reflected off all nearby surfaces.

“Pedestrians or other forklift operators can quickly identify the direction of approaching vehicles, ensuring safety in aisles as well as in unclear cross-over areas. Drivers as well as other warehouse employees highly appreciate this solution.”

The Linde BlueSpot system’s very bright and long-lasting LED lights can be lit up constantly or can be set to flash in order to attract attention.
That makes it ideal for use around doors, exits, crossings and blind corners where forklifts, warehouse trucks and pedestrians share common work spaces in storage, incoming goods, dispatch or manufacturing areas.

Linde Material Handling Pty Ltd
Ph: 1300 454 633
www.lindemh.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 26.11.2018
    26.11.2018
    by      In
    Australia has had a long love affair with alcohol, but 21st century attitudes are very different to those of centuries gone. Pete Jeans investigates whether we still have a problem.
    According to Safe Work Australia: “Alcohol and drugs – including medicines prescribed by a doctor or available from a... Read More
  2. 22.11.2018
    22.11.2018
    by      In
    Objects falling from scaffolds or platforms are a serious cause of accidents, with Safe Work Australia recording 125 fatalities between 2010 and 2014. Preventive controls such as tool tethering are better than mitigating controls like toe boards, handrails, netting and hard hats.
    The Australian... Read More
  3. 22.11.2018
    22.11.2018
    by      In
    Following the reclassification of welding fume by the International Agency for the Research of Cancer, exclusive distributor AWS has repositioned the 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Air Powered Air Purifying Respirator with a sharper price point to help make powered air respiratory protection more affordable... Read More
  4. 21.11.2018
    21.11.2018
    by      In
    The 3M Adflo Powered Air Respirator has become one of the most popular welding respirators in the world as welders look for effective protection against carcinogenic welding fume.
    The Powered Air systems are available in three different 3M Speedglas welding helmets: the Speedglas 9100 Air with... Read More