Agricultural tractors are generally safe to use and operate, provided that these are operated according to the manual and these are fitted with modern rollover protection structures or ROPS. Although tractors are generally rated for their safety, still its use is a coon cause of injuries and even deaths in an agricultural setting. And some of these accidents involve tractors and other agricultural machinery that is reversing or backing up. These accidents are obvious problems that can impact the business and put operators and other workers in danger. If you own a few tractors or operate a fleet of agricultural machinery, then it’s important to take a proactive role to keep everyone safe and ensure that the tractors will remain an asset not a liability for a long period of time.
Choose the Right Tractors and Always Follow the Recommended Safety Instructions
If you are just planning to buy a few tractors for your business, then you should make sure that these units are fitted with a number of safety features. As a standard requirement, these tractors should have roll-over protective structures, falling-objective protective structures, appropriate guards in place and adequate ventilation. And when operating the tractors, it’s important that operators are offered training and given access to the operating manual. These should be operated in a responsible manner, and should only be used for farm-related activities.
Install Reversing Cameras for Enhanced Visibility
If you have an existing fleet of tractors and want to improve its safety, then consider adding a reversing camera system. Bigger tractors that are available today are known for their visibility issues due to large blind spots- operators can’t confidently see the people and the surroundings in the blind spots. But with the installation of reversing cameras, operators will be given enhanced visibility when reversing or backing up. There are industry-specific cameras that work in highly demanding and rugged environments, and can also work in different weather conditions. These products are also available in multiple camera configurations and can be installed by expert installers.