Celebrating a decade of site safety
SiteZone Safety marks 10 years of ensuring workers’ safety from vehicle collision risk on the job
MONDAY 14 October 2019 marked the tenth anniversary of SiteZone Safety. Originally known as OnGrade, SiteZone Safety focused on improving the safety and efficiency of mobile plant operations.
Its primary objective was to prevent workers from succumbing to work-related collision incidents with vehicles and plant machinery. This is especially relevant in high-risk industries, such as waste and recycling, where workers are often in close proximity to vehicles and plant in confined spaces.
SiteZone Safety’s most well-known and successful safety offering is the SiteZone RFID (radio frequency identification) proximity warning system (PWS). It was designed to be a safety enhancement to existing safety protocols and reflects the best in terms of harnessing technology for specific safety needs.
SiteZone has evolved into a suite of proximity warning products that cater to the various collision risk demands of clients and there are some 12,000 SiteZone tags being worn by workers across the UK to date.
The innovative produce range includes: SiteZone iNstant, the UK’s first wireless RFID PWS; Dumper Advance, a robust RFID PWS designed specifically for forward-tipping dumpers, with more flexible exclusion zone capability; BucketZone, designed for extendable machine parts which may accidentally strike personnel; OverSite, a telematic function that captures data from SiteZone to be used as a safety monitoring and benchmarking tool for managers; and the latest, patent-pending SmartBubble, which uses a range of technologies to increase the efficacy of the SiteZone system on site.
SiteZone Safety has an ongoing relationship with hire partners ESS Safeforce, making SiteZone and its ancillary products accessible to all workers and companies in high collision risk industries. Being able to hire SiteZone Safety products offers not just safety coverage, but technical support at an affordable cost for smaller operators.
Gary Escott, director and co-founder of SiteZone Safety, said ‘Thanks to the inherent flexibility of SiteZone proximity warning system, it can be tailored to create bespoke anti-collision safety solutions for every client. This wouldn’t have been possible without the dedicated SiteZone Safety team and our partners and technical collaborators over the last decade.
‘We look forward to doing even more to raise the bar on safety at work. We are so proud of how far we’ve come and the positive differences we’ve made – both technologically and in safety terms.’