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Vehicle accidents: how can you avoid them?

Vehicle accidents: how can you avoid them?

Accidents that affect people working near moving vehicles continue to be too common. Of course, technical progress and the provision of training have helped to reduce them, but this is not enough. Faced with these risks, what solutions are there? To help you understand, AMS is here to shed some light on the matter.

1/ The risks

Man/machine interactions are a real source of danger. This phenomenon is even more likely when these interactions take place in confined spaces. As such, it affects a range of vehicles from various types of activity: loaders, graders, self-propelled trucks, refuse collection lorries, etc.

2/ The measures to adopt

To resolve this issue and avoid these accidents, there are a number of preventative measures that can be put in place. The first is at the organisational level. This means organising traffic flows, managing access, and setting out specific waiting areas for drivers. Drivers, pedestrians, supervisors, occupational safety experts, external service providers, and beyond – all members of the workforce, both internal and external, must be involved and engaged.

The second measure covers technical aspects. This measure involves providing technological improvements that bolster visibility. This is because in these situations, the main accident risk factor is lack of visibility from the driver’s seat. As a result of this, visual assistance systems such as screens and cameras have been developed, allowing the driver to see people near their vehicle – directly or indirectly. However, it’s still crucial to pay attention, as the driver remains responsible for detecting risks by checking their monitoring screen. These systems provide visual information on the area they cover, not warnings.

3/ Our solutions

Now that you’re aware of the issues, it’s time for you to take action. To help you do this, AMS offers you a range of video solutions, such as the 7WP-12V kit. This is a waterproof video kit, which features an IP69K-certified monitor (the best level of protection against solids and liquids) and a camera with either a 50° or a 120° field of vision. Remember that the smaller the field of vision, the easier it is for the driver to see obstacles shown on the screen. However, the larger the camera’s field of vision, the greater the additional field of vision given to the driver.

For your comfort, our CAM-PAL cameras are fitted with 16 infrared LEDs, ensuring you benefit from optimum night vision, and integrated heating to ensure no misting occurs.

Take a look at our video solutions page to learn more about our entire range. AMS products are designed to withstand extreme conditions (bad weather, shocks, vibrations, etc.) to ensure your needs are always met!

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