In any busy trucking facility, there are a lot of things happening at once. The potential for accidents is always looming, and the best way to reduce the risk of injury when the inevitable happens is to ensure that everyone is wearing the proper safety equipment. With the size of some truck yards, it’s almost impossible to see what every employee is doing or wearing at any given time. Without the ability to be everywhere at once, is there a way for a Site Supervisor to get a helping hand?
The resounding answer is YES. When Birdseye’s systems are installed in a facility, our Dedicated Agents are supervising all activity, 24/7. They have the ability to see in many places at once, and in more than just a passive capacity. If you provide us with your Safety Policies, our Agents will watch for infractions, and using Voice-Down™, will remind your employees to utilize proper protective equipment, or to follow safety procedures. All infractions can be included in daily reports and supported by video evidence, providing you the evidence to deal with offenders appropriately.
Knowing that Agents are observing their use of safety equipment, employees eventually get into the habit of always wearing it. We have actually seen instances where an employee will remind a new person to wear their equipment even before Agents have the chance to voice them down. Customers have reported a drastic reduction in the incidence of employees not following safety protocols, reducing their risk of injury. A reduction of injury is a reduction in risk, and when safety inspectors or insurance adjusters visit, they love seeing a truck yard with every employee wearing PPE.
Employees also appreciate the reminders! They know that this equipment keeps them safe, and rarely are they not using their PPE intentionally. They value their safety too, and will appreciate that you are looking out for their welfare.
When accidents happen, safety equipment can help prevent injuries, or even death. Doesn’t it make sense to go the extra mile? Birdseye’s facility supervision can be the most powerful tool in your safety enforcement arsenal. Your insurers will like it too!