Protect People at the Loading Dock – Rite Vu Communication Systems –
Did you know that being struck by an object or equipment at the workplace costs $4.43 billion in U.S. worker’s compensation annually? 1 Stay ahead of potential dangers and avoid workplace accidents at the loading dock with innovative communication products from Rite-Hite.
CLEAR, CONCISE COMMUNICATION TO THE RIGHT PERSON, AT THE RIGHT TIME, IN THE RIGHT LOCATION.
Rite-Vu™ hazard recognition and light communication system notifies workers of dangerous situations with a combination of components that use motion detection, line-of-sight notification, and audible alarms. The system consists of four separate products: Approach-Vu, Corner-Vu, Leveler-Vu and Pedestrian-Vu.
Approach-Vu adds an additional layer of pedestrian safety outside of the building at the loading dock. A motion sensor is mounted on the center-line, above the dock seal or shelter. It is aimed at the drive approach detects the motion of a backing trailer. A light and horn system, embedded in the Dok-Lok® vehicle restraint, presents a clear visual and audible warning to pedestrians in the drive approach when a backing vehicle is detected. Approach Vu is standard with the Shadow Hook restraint and the Stabilizing Trailer restraint.
Corner-Vu provides immediate Dok-Lok status with light communication to the forklift operator before entering the truck trailer. Located in the upper corners of the interior loading dock, Corner-Vu’s light up green or red. Green means the trailer is safely secured to the loading dock with a Dok-Lok restraint while red indicates the trailer is not secured and is unsafe to enter. Corner-Vu is standard on Dok-Lok restraints.
Leveler-Vu helps prevent forklift accidents by providing immediate Dok-Lok status with light communication to the forklift operator while INSIDE the trailer. As with the Corner-Vu, a green light means the trailer is safely secured to the loading dock with a Dok-Lok restraint. Red light indicates the trailer is not secured and it is unsafe to enter. Leveler VU is standard on Dok-Lok restraints.
Pedestrian-Vu communicates to pedestrians and material handling operators that there is activity inside of a trailer. Motion sensors are located on each side of the dock door and are aimed inside the trailer. An intense, flashing blue light is emitted onto the leveler when motion is detected inside of the trailer. An audible alarm will sound if entering a trailer while a dok-lok is not engaged and trailer secured. Pedestrian Vu is standard with all Dok-Lok’s or as a standalone system.
Rite-Hite’s light communication system clearly informs dock personnel when they safely enter and exit a truck trailer. It also informs truck drivers when it is safe to depart. For those warehouses with many loading docks, multiple pieces of equipment can be interconnected or interlocked to attain a customized sequence of operation. Contact Applied Handling at 800-837-8020 to talk to a product specialist and learn more about protecting workers at the loading dock with Rite-Vu™ hazard recognition and light communication system.
1 According to Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index