What is SiteZone?

The SiteZone Proximity Warning System (PWS) is an audible and visual warning system designed to reduce the risk of vehicle personnel collisions and can be used anywhere the proximity of people and vehicles working together is of concern.

 

How does SiteZone work?

SiteZone PWS uses advanced RFID technology and can be customised to meet the requirements of a wide variety of operating environments and vehicles. 

SiteZone PWS produces a detection zone around a vehicle, machine or even a restricted area.

When the detection zone is breached by personnel wearing a SiteZone transponder the machine operator is alerted to their presence and can take the appropriate action. The main function of SiteZone is to warn the machine operator to the presence of risk as he is the only person that can stop the machine, however to provide an additional tier of protection there are optional warnings for pedestrians.

 
 
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SiteZone Base Station
Our base station generates an RF zone or bubble around the vehicle. The size of this bubble can be varied to meet site requirements.

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Operator Display Unit (ODU)
The ODU performs a range of functions including alerting the machine operator to zone breaches and controlling authorised approaches. 

 
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Personal Transponders
Each transponder is designed to become part of employees’ personal protective equipment (PPE) and is individually identified. SiteZone tags have a long life and come in a range of options to meet customers requirements.

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External Alarm
The external alarm alerts any tag wearing personnel breaching a safety zone that they have done so allowing them to retreat to a safer location.

 

 

How can I expand SiteZone?

SiteZone PWS is used across a wide range of industries and applications. To ensure it meets these requirements range of additional options have been developed.

 
 

SiteZone EasyFit                  Installed in typically less 30-40 minutes the SiteZone Easy fit meets the requirements of the UK building and civil engineering market where most mobile plant is hired as required. The installation is non invasive and just like the mobile plant SiteZone can be hired. Hire is available from our official hire partner ESS Safeforce.

SiteZone Instant
A single box proximity warning solution for easy, instant fit. No installation or downtime, ideal for site transient vehicles or those on very short term hire. Create an instant exclusion zone around the “difficult to see” areas of a vehicle. 

 
 

BucketZone
BucketZone allows for the creation of a separate detection zone around the working equipment of the machine. This can make the system more practical in certain applications. Useful for plant such as excavators and loading shovels. 

SiteZone Limiter
The SiteZone Limiter produces a “null zone” which “hides” SiteZone tag wearers from detection by the SiteZone system. This has a wide range of applications and uses.

 
 

Zone Selector
Allows two preset ranges to be set on installation. The zone selection is via a supervisor key switch, allowing for management controlled zone selection. 

 

Key functions
& options

 
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Proximity Warning

Access Control

Authorised Driver

Exclusion Zone

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Critical Asset Detection

Site Management

Where can SiteZone be used?

SiteZone can be used on almost any site where mobile plant and personnel are working in close proximity.

Construction
Quarries
Material handling 
Waste & Recycling
Depots
Ports
Warehouses
Railways

 

SiteZone works
on a large range
of vehicles & Machinery

SiteZone can be used with all types of construction plant and handling vehicles including, but not limited to: Excavator, wheeled loader, dozer, compactor, material handler, telehandler, forklift, dumper, truck, ATV, backhoe etc. The SiteZone Instant fit system can also be deployed on vehicles such as delivery trucks.

If you are unsure of your vehicle application please contact us.

 

FAQs

How does SiteZone work?

SiteZone generates an RF field (or bubble) around the vehicle. If the bubble is breached by a transponder wearing pedestrian then SiteZone generates appropriate alarms warning both the vehicle operator and pedestrian. This warning gives time for all parties to take necessary evasive actions. Multiple and concurrent breaches are recognised and all alarm events are data logged.


Are the tags serviceable?

All tags are tamperproof with no user serviceable parts. Service is on return to factory only. The long battery life and rugged construction provides reliable operation and removes the need for frequent service and repair of the transponder.


Where can it be used?

SiteZone is recommended for use wherever there is a safety issue and incident potential between personnel and vehicles. This includes, but is not limited to:

Construction sites, aggregate sites, quarries, waste management sites, landfill sites, warehouses, scrap yards, ports, docksides etc.


Can I "tag" static objects?

The simple answer is Yes!

If there is an identified onsite collision hazard then the application of a tag can give due warning to all SiteZone compliant machinery.


Am I limited to the number of tags that can be used on any one site?

The simple answer is No!

There is no limit to the number of tags that can be applied onsite. Each tag has its own unique identifier (which can be customised to suit the user) meaning that all alarm events that occur are uniquely identified and offers traceability to the personnel involved.

The tags are portable such that they will alarm any SiteZone system giving them the ability to be used on any site – an important feature for contractors working on large projects or quarrying / waste companies with many sites.

How do I know my personnel transponder is working?

  1. Transponders can be tested by approaching a vehicle which has SiteZone system installed and confirming the alarm activates when the zone perimeter is breached. If using this method it is important the power to the machine is on but it can be approached safely e.g. deadmans handle engaged or handbrake on in neutral gear (static control)
  2. Transponders can be tested by using an office based transponder test unit. This requires passing the tag in front of the “reader” which verifies the transponder integrity prior to its daily use.


What machines can use SiteZone?

SiteZone can be used with all types of construction plant and handling vehicles including, but not limited to: Excavator, wheeled loader, dozer, compactor, material handler, telehandler, forklift, dumper, truck, ATV, backhoe etc. If you are unsure of your vehicle application please contact us.


Can I "tag" a vehicle?

The simple answer is Yes!

If there is a need for vehicle detection then a tag can be fitted to the vehicle(s) in question. This reduces the possibility of “vehicle – vehicle” collisions and also makes it easier for smaller onsite vehicles (ATV, pickups etc) to be detected by the much larger onsite vehicles which usually have limited visibility.


What machines can use SiteZone?

SiteZone can be used with all types of construction plant and handling vehicles including, but not limited to: Excavator, wheeled loader, dozer, compactor, material handler, telehandler, forklift, dumper, truck, ATV, backhoe etc. If you are unsure of your vehicle application please contact us.


Can SiteZone be used to create exclusion areas on sites?

The simple answer is Yes!