House/operation/service/safety managers! Stop me if this has happened to you before. One of your forklifts is involved in an accident. The product is lost. The racking needs to be replaced. There is mild damage to the lift truck. Possibly someone is hurt.
Accidents do happen in the material handling industry. I don’t think they will ever completely go away, but following safety procedures can reduce your risk of contributing to the statistic.
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When accidents do happen, though, accountability is very important. You need to know who was on that forklift, driving when it happened. If the cameras in your facility couldn’t capture it and no one is taking accountability, what else can you do to find out? You’re stuck. You must write off the damage, send an email, or hold a meeting reinforcing safety procedures, etc. Sound familiar? Let me tell you, there is a better way!
Fleet management systems provide managers with many managerial tools and advantages as listed below.
Operators will have access to Toyota material handling equipment granted to them by scanning their badge over the fleet management module, which gets attached to the equipment. If there is an incident, managers get notified right away, and the equipment will be shut down, until a manager comes down and assesses the situation (unless you prefer the equipment to stay running). You will also know what every operator’s average speed is, how long their equipment remains idle per shift, and where in your facility their equipment is in real-time.
Automate the OSHA Checklist
You can have your pre-shift inspection automated and stored digitally for your convenience. You can opt for standard or customized questions for the pre-shift inspections, and can vary by equipment type if desired. No more storing paper!
Fleet Wide Data
The value of fleet-wide data from an operations standpoint is extreme. Managers can see fleet-wide information such as utilization, speed, impacts, downtime, and more can help managers optimize their operations. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us today!