HAULOTTE ACTIV’Shield™ Bar : Secondary Guarding Device

02/13/2014

HAULOTTE ACTIV’Shield™ Bar
Secondary Guarding Device 
SAFETY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL… 

 

In order to reduce the risk of overhead crushing injuries, AND at the same time preserve a good working envelope/productivity, Haulotte Group has launched the HAULOTTE ACTIV’Shield™ Bar
 Secondary Guarding Device. 

The HAULOTTE ACTIV’Shield™ Bar Secondary Guarding Device is designed to reduce the risk of overhead trapping/crushing by implementing the measures identified in the Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group Best practice Guidance for MEWPs. 

The system responds to demands from the industry to protect operators from this type of risk, and reaffirms Haulotte’s commitment to safe working at height. Haulotte’s system alerts the operator to potential entrapment situations and is unique in that it features a Safety Gap™ which can protect the operator from full entrapment and potentially allow them to get out of danger. Following the alert only reverse/lowering movements are permitted, allowing the possibly panicked operator to get out of trouble without making the situation worse. And, after being triggered, the system is easy to reset and reactivate from the basket which means there is no machine downtime. 

The HAULOTTE ACTIV’Shield™ Bar Secondary Guarding Device complies with machinery directive 2006-42-EC, particularly when the machine is used in confined areas where the risk of overhead trapping is high. 

The system has been designed to preserve the machine’s working envelope and maintain easy access to controls which means no change in working practices for the operator. The HAULOTTE ACTIV’Shield™ Bar is available as of mid 2014 in Europe on all new diesel booms and a retrofit kit that can be fitted to Haulotte diesel booms from 2008 onwards will also be available.