The value of having a comfortable seat cannot be neglected. This applies for all types of motor vehicles, including machines such as forklifts with forklift seat. Finding the right seat is significant as it provides body support, reduces fatigue, and the seat suspension protects the body from jarring vehicle movements....
Commercial Vehicle Safety
Apart from comfort, occupants must observe vehicle safety at all times, and which is only assured by having quality safety belts installed to all vehicle seats. In New Zealand, traffic laws require that everyone in the front seat of a vehicle must wear a seat belt. They are an important part of a vehicle’s safety system. This simple nylon strap can save lives in the case of an accident.
Different Types of Seat Belts
Depending on the motor vehicle type, there are several types of seat belts. However, not all offer the same protection level.
Lap belts – They are the oldest type and use an adjustable strap that goes across the person's waist. This design does not restrain the drivers or passengers shoulder, head, torso, and neck. They are rare in modern cars, but are sometimes found in the rear-facing seats.
ALR or Three-point belts – Most modern vehicles use the 3-point seat belt due to their good performance. It consists of nylon stretching from the passenger’s shoulder, across the chest, and ending in a lap belt across the waist. In case of a collision, the belts spread out energy across the chest, shoulder, and pelvis, preventing such severe injuries.
Five-point harness – They are preferably safer than other belts as they fasten passengers and restrict movements. They are usually preferred as child restraint belts, or cars participating in competitive racing.
Automatic – Comprise of shoulder straps that automatically move in place once the vehicle starts to secure the passengers. They have a separate lap belt that must be fastened manually.
TransQuip has the seats and seatbelts needed to keep your industrial or heavy vehicle safe. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or browse the range of products available in our seatbelt sales category.
Emergency Signs & Life Hammers
What Is a Life Hammer and How Does It Work?
An emergency hammer, is part of the unique safety equipment you can get to break through vehicle windows during an emergency. They also come in handy in similar situations in a building. In fact, their strong steelhead is specially designed to smash through glass surfaces. The hammer also acts as an emergency multi tool. While the head can be used as a tool to break car window glass, the tail has been designed to function as a seat belt cutter....
If you are a driver or a supervisor in an industrial warehouse, you can easily fit life hammers in strategic positions. Increase the efficiency of their accessibility by adding an emergency sign close by, to let people know that the hammer is for emergency purposes. Attach your tool to a cable to drastically minimize misuse or theft, or buy one with an alarm which sounds when the hammer is removed from the mount.
Features to look out for in an Emergency Hammer
An emergency hammer has specific features, with toughness being the most important, to ease your efforts of breaking through a glass window quickly. The rear end should have a blade fitted that is sharp enough to cut through a car’s safety belt within seconds, to free a trapped passenger or driver. What’s more, the mount improves positioning for thorough and swift completion of the emergency efforts. At TransQuip, you find several options to suit your application.
Safety signs such as fire extinguisher signs are must-have components to keep them aware of where emergency equipment is located and also guide people to where exit routes and hazardous areas are. Ideally, they are devices or labels that indicate safe routes during emergencies. In fact, in New Zealand, it is a Health and Safety requirement to install easily identifiable and visible emergency signs. To satisfy all the obligations in your work settings, go for the recommended ones such as the fire exit signs nz.
For efficiency, ensure the design of your safety signs satisfies the minimum standards. At TransQuip, you get high-quality ones perfectly fit for either indoors or outdoors uses. Moreover, you can integrate your emergency sign into the surroundings that enhances their usability within your settings. An example is a sign made to adhere to a vehicle's window with symbols to help people quickly locate where the first aid kit or fire extinguishers is stored.
Do you have any questions about Emergency Signs and Life Hammers? Get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range to see what we have in store. Our company has a well-trained team of experts to look after your needs. We assure you that all our equipment is not only top-quality but also priced with you in mind.
Forklift Warning Lights
The conventional lifting and moving of heavy materials within the warehouse by personnel is no longer viable today. The rise of forklifts has made it a thing of the past, and this has tremendously triggered a rise in the level of efficiency, and overall output, thanks to these machines. While forklifts have improved industrial productivity, you have to understand the safety features that make their use in the dimly lit warehouse environment, narrow aisles, and sometimes blind corners possible. Otherwise, serious accidents can be a factor overriding all the benefits you get from the use of forklifts....
Use of Forklift lights
A general safety rule is to have a clear separation between pedestrians and moving forklifts within the facility. It is a challenge you expect to face in your work environment especially when there are areas where the visibility of forklifts becomes seriously compromised. However, forklift safety lights, come in handy as they warn pedestrians of an approaching forklift. Take the initiative by installing the best warning lights in the market and minimise any likelihood of pedestrians coming within the danger zone around a moving forklift.
Types of Forklift lights
Blue forklift safety lights are a common type that has attracted a lot of demand. This LED lighting system projects an intense blue light that makes a bright blue spot or line, warning employees and pedestrians of oncoming traffic. For instance, the Blue Forklift Safety Light, 10-80V supplied by TransQuip casts the blue spot on the ground. Other warning lights come with other light projection capacity for use in other various settings. Often, the variation is based on the size of the voltage, but they all serve the same purpose of improving the overall safety of everyone within their area of operations.
Purchasing the right forklift warning lights is not sufficient enough to guarantee you the safety you are looking for. Installation of these lights correctly goes a long way in ensuring they work as intended. For instance, if your lights are correctly mounted, they are less sensitive to the vibrations caused by the forklifts, and this boosts their longevity and gives a better light. When expertly positioned or mounted on your mechanical tool, they give pedestrians a clear picture of both the movement and the position of the forklift, increasing overall safety. Moreover, it is also advisable to install both at the front and rear and also sometimes along the sides of the forklift for maximum visibility. These lights have also been used on other vehicles like excavators and also on stationary equipment like shelving in the warehouse to mark out a danger zone.
If you are looking for forklift lighting, get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range of forklift lights. Our company has a team of experienced personnel to look after your needs.
Oversize Load & Vehicle Hazard Signage
Rear View Cameras & Alarms
Car rear view camera technology has been around for quite some time now. In fact, for many decades, manufacturers have demonstrated a preference for cameras as opposed to rear view mirrors. Over time, they have made the small wide-angled cameras on the vehicle’s rear indispensable accessories. The main issue with rear view mirror is that they don’t show what is directly behind your vehicle, which leaves you with a dangerous blindspot....
Rear cameras such as the Backup cameras expand your visual field leading to reduced backing collisions. They help you see beyond the image of the mirror, which helps to address these blind spots. Safe parking has never been easier and enjoyable than with a camera kit. Some systems include an alarm to notify you when approaching an obstacle. For instance, a backup camera on a towing trailer is particularly significant because of the needed close-up view. The camera system can incorporate audible sensors and line colors to ensure that you keep a safe distance.
Factors to Consider When Buying a Rear View Camera
TransQuip has rear-view cameras that you will find desirable, irrespective of whether you are intending to buy a wireless rear view camera or a wired design. The wired design has traditionally been more reliable as there is no interference. Various lengths of wiring are available to suit your application. Some cameras also have a heated lense to stop condensation of fogging of the glass, and are heavy duty to take a lot of rough treatment when mounted on machinery or trucks.
The viewing angle of your reversing camera can also help to minimise blind spots. Have it in mind that the focal length of the lens and the sensor size of the image determine the field of view, making the correct view critical to assist you ward off avoidable accidents when reversing your vehicle.
At all times, buy a rearview camera with a clear night vision. The presence of infrared lights ensures that your camera remains operational irrespective of the weather conditions or time of the day. Moreover, consider the screen or monitor size of your rear camera. A relatively small screen reduces the clarity of an image, however you must also consider what room you have before choosing a larger screen, especially if your cab is tight for space.
To stay safe, clean your camera lenses regularly to rid it off road debris, dirt or grime and keep the image viewed sharper.
Get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range of alarm systems and advanced rearview cameras. With our high-quality backup cameras, enjoy safer navigation and driving experiences.
Vehicle Fire Extinguishers
Importance of fire extinguishers
Safety kits in vehicles are important whether you are in New Zealand or any other part of the world for one simple reason – accidents do occur in the most unexpected ways. The motor vehicle’s mechanical and electrical complexities, together with flammable liquids such as oils and fuel tell you that fire is one of the perils you should be wary of. Irrespective of the safety standards characterizing your automobile, consider it as an extra precaution to always carry a fire extinguisher as part of your vehicle’s safety kit at all times.Having one ready at hand can save a situation going from bad to worse - very quickly!...
Fire Extinguisher Types
When an accident occurs, you could be facing any type of fire hazards. To stay on the safe side, your car’s firefighting equipment must be suited to deal with every type of fire that erupts, rather than just a certain type of fire. For instance, a dry chemical fire extinguisher is your multipurpose friend whenever fire breaks out in your vehicle. It is filled with a repellent material to quell different types of flames including those caused by flammable liquids, battery failure or even faulty electrical and mechanical components. While you can also go for others such as the water fire extinguisher, keep it in mind that they are classified for use in class A fires only, and may therefore, prove frustrating when facing a fuel based fire or one caused by an electrical fault.
Be very careful not to put yourself or other personnel in danger by fighting a fire, especially if it is not life threatening. It is possible to replace vehicles, but not lives. For example, if your car catches alight, turn off the engine and look after the occupants first before considering fighting the fire. If fuel or flammable substances are involved, immediately get as far away as possible, rather than endangering lives by trying to fight the fire.
Best Fire Extinguisher Size for my Vehicle
The classification of fire extinguishers in terms of size is pretty simple as weight is the primary determinant. Accidents often occur suddenly, which makes it wise to go for portable fire extinguishers that are fast and easy to handle and put out the fire before it leaves you counting big losses. For instance, TransQuip stocks a range of sizes in the ABE option, all of which come in different weights such as 2kg fire extinguisher nz, 1.5 kg, and even 2.5kgs. When making a choice, pick the biggest option that will fit into your vehicle unobtrusively. It is better to have more capacity, than for the extinguisher to run out before the fire is out.
General Tips about Fire Extinguishers
Irrespective of the type of your vehicle, ensure that your fire extinguisher is readily retrievable for use. You should therefore, avoid keeping it in inconvenient places or letting it roll loosely in the vehicle. In fact, the latter may be a dangerous practice. Consider fire safety features such as mounting the fire extinguisher safely using a vehicle bracket. Most importantly, routinely replace or service just like you do with other automobile parts. To ensure your fire extinguisher is always ready to use, set up a schedule to check it’s condition including the date it was manufactured, the date it was last tagged and the gauge reading.
Get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range for all your vehicle fire extinguisher nz. Our company has many model sizes, or types of fire extinguishers to suit your requirements.