BodyGuard Safety Solutions Blog
In a recent industrial workplace incident on the Gold Coast in May, a worker sustained serious leg and shoulder injuries after a forklift struck him while reversing. This was not a once-off incident. Every year since 2012, WorkCover Queensland has accepted an average...read more
Working on any site without the appropriate safety equipment is horribly dangerous. The presence of heavy plant in operation or construction makes it even more so. Without suitable safety equipment, accidents can end in permanent injury or even death. Every worksite...read more
It goes without saying that workplace safety needs to be managed diligently and looked after with care. When workplace safety is top-of -mind for everyone in the business from the owner, safety manager all the way through to the workers, the risk of onsite injury and...read more
As defined by the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, a mobile plant is any machine with some form of self-propulsion, usually under the direct control of an operator. This includes earthmoving machinery (rollers, graders, scrapers, bobcats), excavators, cranes,...read more
Between July 2014 and July 2016 in NSW, 1355 workers were injured in forklift accidents. Three of these accidents resulted in death. The injuries and fatalities cost the NSW workers compensation system more than $30.5 million. In response, SafeWork NSW has decided to...read more
Forklift accidents are a major contributor to workplace injuries and unfortunately, they occur all the time. According to SafeWork NSW, 1360 workers were injured in forklift accidents between July 2012 and July 2014. Just two weeks ago, two men were taken to...read more
The effective management of onsite risk is highly dependant on visibility. If you can’t see or pre-empt a hazard, you can’t manage danger properly. In a way, you’re blind. Even accident prone. Having visibility puts the power back into your hands. The power to change...read more
If you’re a site manager, safety officer or the owner of a business that operates in potentially hazardous environments, the onus is on you to manage workplace risks. It’s your responsibility to ensure the workplace in which your people work is safe from environmental...read more
The operation of trucks, excavators, forklifts and other heavy vehicles in both industrial worksites and public areas is dangerous. Far too often, serious accidents occur when personnel are loading and unloading these powered mobile plants. Despite the many measures...read more
A survey conducted by Safe Work Australia for the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 highlighted a relaxed attitude towards risk taking and rule breaking by Australian workers. The survey included responses from 1052 employers, 520 sole traders, 1311...read more
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BodyGuard i-Tag Proximity Warning System
Dirt clouds, smoke and dust. Heavy industrial vehicles. Blind spots. Pedestrian employees everywhere. Mix them together and the potential for costly onsite accidents are sky high.
The BodyGuard i-Tag is a pedestrian Proximity Warning system designed to help stop your vehicle operators and pedestrian staff from colliding into each other, even when visibility is poor. It will help you manage risk, promote safety at work and protect your people.
These are some of the companies that use the Bodyguard i-Tag for safety at work.
Balco Australia, WA, Australia
William Day Group, Ontario, Canada
BHP, Olympic Dam, SA Australia
Super Retail Group, Forrestfield, WA, Australia
MMA Offshore (Toll Mermaid), Freemantle, WA, Australia
J. Ray McDermott, Dubai, United Arab Emirates