We’re excited to introduce our brand-new safety system – the Series 2-HS – for reliable height and slew control, designed specifically for the construction industry.
Improving worker safety is an absolute focus for the construction industry. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identifies moving, slewing, and working as the time when most fatal and serious injuries involving excavators occur. In the context of construction-specific data, it shows that 22% of worker fatalities and can be linked to a moving vehicle or object and 12% of non-fatal injuries.*
The Series 2-HS has been developed on the company’s most reliable and robust software platform. It provides intelligent height and slew limiting, using dedicated high accuracy sensors and GKD’s proven safety focused software.
- Unique flexibility of parallel or multipoint virtual walls
- Simple touch screen display and graphical interface which displays both height and slew parameters
- Digging depth indicator
- Enhanced cab protection
- Supervisor key switch to set limits
- First class aftermarket services and support
The Series 2-HS enables the machine operator or site manager to set safe working height and slew limits for heavy machinery, either dial in or manually, ensuring site hazards or risks are avoided. The system then provides visual and audible warnings when these limits are approached.
It can be installed on a range of construction machinery, including tracked or wheeled excavators, backhoe loaders, and other articulated boom machines. This also includes multiple boom configurations, including multi-section, swing, and offset booms.
The system provides detailed management information for improving safety and performance and records system and limit settings, operation and events and advanced diagnostics ensure optimised operational availability. The data logging function, which updates at 1-second intervals, providing useful data and actionable insight to progressively manage safety onsite.