Problem: When driving a larger commercial or recreational vehicle on the road or in congested areas, you are at a serious disadvantage. The operator has the primary responsibility for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the passengers, pedestrians and surrounding traffic. Large vehicles have blind spots, or No-Zones, around the front, back, and sides which make it difficult for the driver to maneuver safely. These areas create dangerous situations that lead to emergency braking, accidents, and property damage. Safety cameras help drivers see what’s around them allowing them to drive safer and prevent the risk of injuries and accidents.
Just like commercial operators, motor home enthusiasts have to deal with congested campgrounds and recreational spots where maneuvering is difficult and blind spots pose a serious hazard.
Problem: Few things cause more damage, injuries, and fatalities than heavy equipment on construction sites. Working on a jobsite crawling with heavy equipment can spell serious trouble. That’s why over-sized vehicles have plenty of visibility warning alerts for those working around them. Workers can become desensitize to safety procedures, warning signs, audible sirens and flagman. Heavy equipment operators armed with video cameras to maintain a constant awareness of blind spots have no problem steering clear of danger zones.
Problem: An accident scene can be a hectic and chaotic place with a lot of things going on at once. Seriously injured victims need to reach comprehensive medical care as quickly as possible. At the accident scene, this scenario leaves only minutes to extricate the wounded and ready them for transport. While in route, arriving, or departing an accident scene, awareness is the key to safety. The ability to recognize hazards around the vehicle and working around them is critical to ensure the safety of everyone.
Problem: Drivers of fire apparatus are called upon to deliver our first responders to the scene as quickly and safely as possible. Sirens, flashing lights, low visibility, and environmental conditions can make maneuvering emergency vehicles difficult at best. Spotters used for backing into the station or recollecting hose pose additional hazards for drivers. Safety cameras are essential for minimizing risk and maximizing visibility when seconds count.
Problem: Truck drivers in the oilfield experience a difficult workplace environment when navigating narrow lease roads and backing up to tanks. Safety must be the top priority whether your trucks are transporting clean water to the well site, or hauling produced water to a treatment plant. Considering the fact that most wells continue to flow 24/7 year round, it becomes crucial that operating your fleet is done in the safest and most efficient manner.
Problem: From 2000 through 2006, the majority (67%) of fatal accidents at US surface mines involved obstacles or workers in the rear blind area of reversing equipment. Source: Department of Health and Human Services
The sheer size, inertia, weight and power of mining equipment present significant hazards to workers in and around their area of operation. Because of the operator’s restricted view of their surroundings, an operator may be unaware that service personnel are working near the unit, or the machine is headed for danger while backing, loading, hauling, or dumping. Uninformed decisions lead to accidents, downtime, and costly repairs. Cameras increase visibility and better visibility helps to identify potential collision hazards.
Problem: Delivering their goods on time, regardless of weather and road conditions, road hazards, traffic dangers and limited visibility, in addition to many other risks beyond their control, delivery drivers have much to contend with. Frequent backing or transporting dangerous materials or fragile goods requires extra care and responsibility. Blind spots, especially to the rear, pose safety and health risks to drivers and others on the route. Safety cameras help drivers see what’s around them allowing them to stay focused and alert.
Problem: Maneuvering large garbage trucks in difficult spaces and places can be extremely hazardous. Pulling out from residential and city curbs and monitoring what’s being collected add to the every-stop demands placed on the driver. With the use of video cameras, drivers can eliminate blind spots and be watchful of the surroundings, workers, pedestrians, and impatient commuters who may not be paying attention.