Last year, the manufacturer suffered a major forklift accident which caused over thirty-seven thousand dollars in product and shelving damage. The preventable accident was caused when the forklift mast hit a low overhead passageway. Had a Watchman been installed, the product’s loud 105db alarm and bright flashing lights would have alerted the driver and management to the impending collision. In short, this accident would have been prevented.

“The Watchman is the best investment in safety we could have made in our distribution warehouse.
Our employee safety is paramount to our company and we can’t put a price on that.”
-Raymond E., Director of Safety – San Jose, CA

Northern California home security manufacturer installs Watchman after forklift accident

Background

A Northern California home security system manufacturer uses forklifts to retrieve and shuttle parts between a warehouse and manufacturing facility.

Last year, the manufacturer suffered a major forklift accident which caused over thirty-seven thousand dollars in product and shelving damage. The forklift driver somehow escaped serious injury when even though 4,200 lbs of pallets and shelving fell on top of the forklift.

The preventable accident was caused when the forklift mast hit a low overhead passageway. Had a Watchman been installed, the product’s loud 105db alarm and bright flashing lights would have alerted the driver and management to the impending collision. In short, this accident would have been prevented.

Challenge

After the accident, the manufacturer instituted additional employee safety training and sought a reliable, yet affordable, solution to warn of future collisions.

Solution

The manufacturer found Alvarado and its Watchman Forklift Collision Avoidance product on the web. After discussions with a knowledgeable Alvarado customer service representative, the manufacturer purchased 12 Watchman units. The units were installed at locations where forklifts are required to pass through low overhead passageways.

Impact

Installation of the Watchman units prevented numerous accidents at the manufacturer’s facility. The company has saved thousands of dollars in damages, lost productivity and employee injuries by using the Watchman Forklift Collision Avoidance product.

Alvarado Advantage

Watchman units are easy to install. The units are manufactured from virtually crack resistant ABS tube material with impact resistant circuitry and wiring.

Each unit comes with a one year warranty and is supported by Alvarado’s knowledgeable sales and service personnel who are available to discuss your specific requirements.

A modern manufacturing facility, unmatched quality, expertise and support are just a few reasons that many of the world’s most respected companies use our products again and again.