Hunter Safety Lab works with industry-leading companies in a number of sectors to develop pedestrian detection solutions to mitigate the risk of collision with ground-personnel.
IRIS Detect is a pedestrian detection technology designed to prevent collisions between mobile plant and ground-personnel on construction sites. Offering a combination of affordability and ease of implementation, IRIS Detect is an ideal tool for anyone operating mobile plant. The IRIS Detect sensor detects the reflective strip found on high-visibility safety vests, meaning everyone on-site –even visitors and subcontractors– are detectable by default.
Suitable for use on wheeled loaders, excavators, skid steer loaders, telehandlers, backhoes, bulldozers, graders, rollers, mobile wheeled articulated cranes, forklifts, rigid and articulated dump trucks (highest cause of back-over fatalities).
Container ports present unique challenges for traditional RF-based collision avoidance technologies. Steel shipping containers can create serious interference issues with RF detection systems. Because IRIS Detect uses unique optical sensing technology that detects the safety vests already worn by ground personnel, IRIS Detect offers port operators a simple to implement, reliable collision avoidance system suitable for use in extremely challenging RF environments.
Material handling and logistics
Back-overs are one of the most common types of accidents caused by forklifts. To be effective, collision avoidance systems must be easy to implement and require no change in behaviour. An IRIS Detect sensor covering the rear of a fork-lift truck is an ideal way to mitigate back-over risk with minimal training and compliance overhead and a very affordable cost. The IRIS Detect sensor detects the reflective strip found on high-visibility safety vests, meaning everyone on-site –even visitors and subcontractors– are detectable by default.
Agriculture and forestry
To mitigate the risk of ‘chain-shot’ from mechanical tree harvester heads, Hunter Safety Lab and an OEM partner developed the IRIS Head Orientation Sensor, which is mounted on the harvester head and warns the operator if the chainsaw bar is pointing at the cab when the cut is initiated.
Winner of the 2017 New Zealand Workplace Safety Innovation Awards.