A critical concern at worksites with heavy and potentially dangerous machinery and loads is the safety of workers. Accidents at worksites lead to employees’ incapacitation, loss of lives, property damage, and hefty expenditures in compensations of the affected parties. In some extreme cases, mishaps at the workplace may lead to protracted court cases.
But thanks to wireless remote controls, you can significantly reduce such incidences because they enhance worker safety on the premises because they remove workers from dangerous environments. Here are the ways wireless remote controls can improve safety at worksites.
The risk of materials falling on workers is always present unless they move to a safe distance from loads and other moving materials. Using wireless remote controls allow operators to move away from the danger zones since they don’t need to remain tethered to the pendant. Wireless remotes also provide workers with greater visibility and line sight, give the ability to see fellow personnel on the ground, and alert them in case of danger.
Some accidents result from human errors. Using wireless remote controls minimizes the risk of human errors because they come fitted with inbuilt safety features to supplement the operator’s capability. Such safety features include the following:
Since wireless controls offer free mobility and enhanced line of sight, they make it easier for operators to spot potential hazards such as tripping and pinch points. They can move at a pace independent of that of machines because they aren’t tethered to it. Operators can also move freely without worrying about the pendants; hence, they can position themselves at vantage points and better view the worksite. This puts them in a better position to identify potential threats to their security and alert other personnel, keeping the environment safer.
Using wireless controls eliminates the need for extra personnel at the worksite. Without wireless technology, crane operators may require other personnel on the ground to give them directions where the operator’s line of sight or visibility is low. They may also need extra people to monitor the loads’ movement in spaces where operators have a poor view. But wireless remotes enable the operators to move freely from one point to another to find the working area’s perfect view.
Using wired controls presents the potential risk of tangled wires, causing problems for the load and the operator. This is especially the case when trying to maneuver loads through tight spaces or in other cases that require precision when placing the load. Tangled cables can present another hazard since someone has to access them to untangle them; hence, they may trip and fall. Going wireless eliminates this problem and enhances the security of workers at the worksite.
Worksite safety is a critical concern in today’s workplaces. It would be best if you took measures to enhance worksite safety to minimize or eliminate potential risks. If these risks occur, they can result in massive losses of lives and property, a well putting the reputation of your business into jeopardy. You can enhance the safety at your worksite by using reliable and efficient wireless remote controllers from Microtronix. Contact us today for more information.