Below is a list of frequently asked questions about ZoneSafe which may answer some of your questions. However if you have any question regarding ZoneSafe then please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any questions or requirements you may have.
How do I ensure all tags are working?
Tag testers can be installed at various locations which provide personnel with a status check using indicator LEDs or readers can be integrated with access control to doors or turnstiles, only allowing working transponders access
How do I ensure pedestrians stay away from vehicles?
Personnel will quickly learn where the proximity zone is around the vehicle and maintain that distance. Both the operators alarm and an optional external alarm will indicate to pedestrians if they have entered the detection zone.
How do I manage personnel tags?
A networked version of a tag tester can be installed which will log every tag presented and upload the data to a database. Our ZoneSafe software will allow you to login and view details including battery state and when it was last checked.
How do I keep visitors safe and allocate personnel tags?
We have a number of ZoneSafe accessories available and we will work with you to find the best solution that works for your site.
How do I protect maintenance personnel without allocating personnel tags?
ZoneSafe tags can be mounted to other objects such as traffic cones and surround an area where work is being carried out. If a vehicle is too close the diver will be alerted by the in-cab control unit.
Can I prevent the alarm sounding in an area where personnel are allowed to be?
Yes, using a “Masking Antenna” an area can be set up which prevents a transponder from triggering an operator alert in passing vehicles.
How do I monitor drivers and their safety zone breaches?
ZoneSafe systems store events which includes driver transponder detections and pedestrian transponder detections. Stored events can be downloaded from each vehicle and viewed using ZoneSafe software via a PC or Android app.
How often should I service ZoneSafe systems?
ZoneSafe systems generally do not require servicing however it is recommended to regularly check the detection zone using an LED test transponder. If there is a fault the system will sound an alarm.
How do I ensure only ZoneSafe enabled vehicles are entering site?
Using our RFID technology we can provide a vehicle access control solution which can be setup to permit only ZoneSafe enabled vehicles to enter site.
Can I use the personnel tags for Access Control?
Yes, as above we can use our RFID technology to provide both pedestrian or vehicle access control solutions.
Can I replace the Battery in the Tag?
Not on the old units, however we can refurbish tags.
The new ZoneSafe system has wireless charging capabilities for personnel tags.
The safety of our employees is paramount in our business and DSSP are always looking for initiatives and innovations that can help us provide as safe a working environment as possible. ZoneSafe provides a simple but significant addition to the fleet of trucks here at Featherstone combining ease of use with reliability. We are using this in areas where pedestrians and moving machinery have to work together and it has clearly improved the awareness and confidence of both truck operators and pedestrians. I consider this to be a major addition to our effective health and safety management systems.
We consider this a valuable and reliable tool which will significantly increase safety in our daily operations and aid us in our effort to transform APM Terminals Callao into a very safe place where everyone enjoys working while being safe doing so.
We've been using Zonesafe for nearly 4 years now (fitted on 10 forklifts) and the system has contributed to us having no LTI's or MTI's across two very busy sites. I highly recommend this technology.