AFTER a successful year in 2021, SiteZone Safety, the leading UK provider of proximity warning systems, has grown its team to give an enhanced level of support to customers and take plant to pedestrian collision safety management to the next level.
A new division was launched at the end of last year supplying, installing, and servicing a range of onboard weighing products. After being a distributor for the VEI onboard weighing systems for a few years and seeing the impact it can have on site safety – something that is at the heart of everything SiteZone does – it was a natural progression to create a dedicated division to look after this product.
Gary Escott, Managing Director, commented: “The main benefit of an onboard weighing system is to control costs and increase productivity on sites such as farms, waste and recycling, and quarries. But an additional advantage of the weighing systems is the reduction in vehicle movement around a site. By removing the need to go back and forth from a weighing bridge you reduce the collision risk. When you look at that in the context of already high-risk sectors that use weighing systems, like waste and recycling, and agriculture, the potential for safety improvement seems more valid.
The Health & Safety Executive’s workplace fatal injuries data for 2020/21 showed that the rate of fatal injury per 100,000 workers is greatest in agriculture, forestry and fishing, and waste and recycling. If we can help reduce this risk by reducing vehicle movement itself, then we are succeeding in our collective goal to get everyone home safe every day.”
SiteZone Safety has also grown the number of people it has working for them by over 30%. Recent additions to the team include a bookkeeper and credit controller, operations director, marketing manager, business development manager, and field service engineers.
Gary went on to say, “Having this extra resource enables us to work even closer with our customers to help solve their site safety issues and support the training of their employees working with our proximity warning systems. We can analyse behaviours onsite using our telematics system to create real behavioural change of people working in close proximity to moving vehicles.”
People are the key part of People Plant Interface management. SiteZone Safety is unique by not just providing you with a product and leaving you to it. They support you throughout the lifetime of working with your proximity warning systems, integrating with your current safe systems of work and creating lasting safety improvements on your sites.
Photo: A VEI Onboard Weighing System and SiteZone Proximity Warning System were installed by SiteZone at the same time on this vehicle, minimising downtime and keeping the customer safe and productive